How to Apply

Application Process

We will fill six slots for the three-year pulmonary/critical care fellowship. Candidates must have board eligibility in Internal Medicine.

Applications are accepted through ERAS in the beginning of July. Interview season begins in August and runs through mid-October. The first day of fellowship begins July 1.


Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS will be used to transmit applications, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and other supporting credentials from applicants. For further information on this process, please view the website.

All applications to NGMC’s GME residencies and fellowships must include these materials as supporting documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement of professional goals
  • Copy of diploma from your medical school
  • Program Director’s Letter
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations
  • Valid ECFMG certificate required if you graduated from a medical school outside the U.S. or Canada.
  • Three original letters of recommendation

*U.S. applicants must schedule USMLE exams and report their Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS scores to ensure that NGMC can download the results of these exams before the NRMP rank list deadline in mid-November. All pass-fail results need to be submitted to the program at the time they are obtained by the trainee.


Interviews are conducted on selected dates from August through November. If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified by email. We are unable to provide applicants with a status report regarding their application or selection for interview.

Personal interviews are by invitation only and are based on the information in the applicant’s ERAS application, including:

  • Academic performance
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or Comlex scores*
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Other accomplishments


Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You must register through the NRMP website in addition to applying through ERAS. Applicants will be selected through the NRMP Match in early December.

Credentialing & Start Date

Fellow physicians must be fully credentialed by the NGMC Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) prior to commencement of their respective training program and prior to reappointment to the program. As such, programs as well as all fellows must comply with appointment and credentialing requirements as outlined in this policy.

Appointment to a NGMC training program is conditional and contingent upon successful completion of the appointment and credentialing process, which includes:

  • The satisfactory completion of the criminal background check process
  • Verification of satisfactory prior training (if applicable)
  • Eligibility for employment in the United States and in the State of Georgia.

Programs and trainees must also comply with the credentialing requirements of other participating training sites. Fellows may not commence with training at these sites until all required appointment and credentialing documentation as required by each site has been received.

International Students

Well-qualified international medical school graduates may be considered for admission into NGMC’s GME residency programs. International medical graduates must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). We will partner with the ECFMG to sponsor J1 Visas only.

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