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Application Process and Information


Eligibility

·        All applicants MUST be US citizens or permanent residents (green card) to apply. (This requirement is necessary since the NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute funds a portion of the fellowship sponsored training grant).

·        Completion of three years of internal medicine training prior to the start of the fellowship.

·        Successful completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3.

The University of Colorado participates in the ABIM Research Pathway program and encourages applicants to apply. All applicants applying via the research pathway must satisfactorily complete 24 months of accredited categorical internal medicine training as required by the ABIM. Clinical training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and research training follows the ABIM requirements.

 

Resident Agreement Form

The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) will conduct a matching program for Fellowship positions in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine in the fall. In order to participate in this program, you must submit your "Resident Agreement Form" to:

National Resident Matching Program

(Medical Specialties Matching Program)
2501 M Street, NW, Suite 1
Washington, DC 20037-1307

Telephone: (202) 828-0566

 

Application Process


All applications must be submitted via ERAS. Earlier applications are encouraged and help the selection committee a great deal in preparing the preliminary rankings. Completed applications returned after October 15 will not be considered for a 2014 appointment. Your rankings must be submitted to the National Resident Matching Program by (Date to be announced by NRMP). The following must be completed through ERAS before your application will be considered.

• Common Application Form

• A Personal Statement

• Three letters of recommendation from physicians who have served in a direct supervisory capacity must also be received prior to your interview date. At least one of these letters should be from a division head or department chairman.

For those interested in joint application for Occupational/Environmental Medicine

Please contact Bibi Gottschall, M.D., Occupational/Environmental Medicine Residency Director, at gottschallb@njhealth.org or (303) 398-1520

 

Interviews

Interviews are required for match list ranking. Once the application, personal statement, and letters of recommendation are on file, you may be invited for an interview. Interviews are conducted on specific dates during the interview season, for applicants who cannot make one of these dates, individual interview days will be arranged whenever possible.

The interview days begin at 7:30 AM and last until 3:00 PM. The day consists of attendance at our divisional pulmonary grand rounds conference (7:30-8:30), an introduction to the division and fellowship presentation with the division leadership (9:00-10:00), 2 panel interviews, lunch with fellows and junior faculty (11:30-12:30), 2 individual interviews with division faculty (12:30-2:00), and an optional tour of the new Fitzsimons campus (2:00-3:00). Additional interviews and tours of some of the facilities can be arranged for interested applicants. In addition, we strongly encourage you to arrive early and attend our pre-interview dinner on Wednesday night, where you will have a chance to meet the current fellows and ask questions in an informal setting. For those applicants who wish to meet and/or interview with specific faculty members, we strongly encourage early requests and all efforts will be made to accommodate such requests.  

 

Questions

For questions regarding the fellowship please contact the Fellowship Coordinator
Jessica Cunningham

(303) 724-6043

Jessica.Cunningham@ucdenver.edu

 

Notification of Acceptance

Notification of your match with a training program to which you have applied and ranked will reach you on December 5. This indication of a "match" is a firm commitment that will be immediately confirmed in writing.

 

Recruitment of Minorities

The Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine has a leading role in enhancing diversity campus-wide, and an outstanding record of achievement in developing academic leaders from its minority trainees.  Our principle tenet is that minority faculty are crucial for diversity of recruitment and retention. Dr. Geraci is committed to recruiting minority and female trainees, having served on the Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, and having mentored research laboratory training for underrepresented minority students and fellows.  The fellowship leadership continues to network with colleagues at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and other institutions to solicit applications from qualified minorities and women.