Position Availability

We have four first year fellowship positions in pulmonary and critical care available each year starting on July 1.

Application Process

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

For full consideration, please submit your application and supporting materials by mid-August. We begin offering interviews by the end of the 3rd week in August.

Required application components to include in your ERAS application:

  • Personal Statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE/COMPLEX transcript
  • Medical school Dean's Letter (MSPE)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from physicians who have served in a direct supervisory capacity
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a division head or department chair 


To be eligible for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, you must have completed an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program in internal medicine. Plan to sit for the ABIM Board exam before or during your fellowship. Please review the complete eligibility requirements listed in the UC Davis Health System Pulmonary and Critical Care Eligibility and Selection Guidelines (PDF).

Visa Requirements

Non-US Citizens must have a J-1 Visa or Work Authorization permit to apply to the UC Davis Health System fellowship training program. UC Davis Health System does not accept H1-B Visas. Please review the complete policy in Requirements for International Medical Graduates at UC Davis Health System (PDF).

Graduates of Foreign Medical Colleges

Please provide your ECFMG certificate in your ERAS application packet. You must be eligible for a California state license. Please review the California Medical Board approved list of foreign medical schools to confirm you have an approved degree and your school is listed. If there is concern about your eligibility for a California State Medical License, the fellowship program may require a PTAL letter before we consider you for an interview.

Interview Process

The Pulmonary and Critical Care program will hold 5-6 interview dates on Tuesdays in September and October. We submit our rank list on or before the deadline in mid-November. Match Day for medical specialties programs is typically the first Wednesday of December. Applicants who have been invited to interview should visit the Interview Information page for more specific information.


Liz Garman
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Fellowship Coordinator
916-734-4597 (phone)
916-734-7924 (fax)