How to Apply

Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: To Serve. To Heal. To Educate. Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program participates in ERAS - the Electronic Residency Application Service. The information regarding the ERAS application process and timeline is available on the websites listed below.

We require receipt of the following information in order for your application to be considered:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript         
  • Three original letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current or most recent training director
  • Personal statement describing your training goals and future career plans
  • ECFMG certification (IMG Only)
  • USMLE reports (1, 2 and 3)

The program director and at least two additional faculty members will review applicant files. Invitation for interview will be based upon their recommendations. Interviews will take place in March each year.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility for the pulmonary critical care fellowship requires a minimum of three years of ACGME-accredited residency training in internal medicine. Individuals accepted for a position in the fellowship program must be U.S. citizen, classified as a resident alien, or hold a J-1 visa.

We recruit individuals who have a strong interest in clinical pulmonary and critical care medicine. Our program is focused primarily on clinical medicine and clinical research. At present we do not offer a basic science research track. Over the past decade, we have placed our graduates in a variety of clinical settings, including interventional pulmonary fellowship, academic positions, and as practicing pulmonologists and intensivists in the community at large. 

Each year, applications are accepted via ERAS starting July 15. The application deadline is August 31.

All appointments are made through the Medical Specialties Matching Program sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Service. All candidates must register through the Specialties Matching Service.

Applicants considered for a fellowship position will be invited to visit Cooper University Hospital for a personal interview with the program director, selected faculty and current fellows. Interviews will be conducted on selected dates during October. All interview candidates are reviewed by a selection committee.