Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine all strive to provide excellence in graduate medical education. Many factors contribute to the realization of this goal, and we are committed to the practice of carefully screening and selecting those applicants who are best qualified to participate and succeed in the programs based on their academic achievements and personal and professional characteristics.
How to apply for the Pulmonary fellowship
The Pulmonology Fellowship Training Program is a three-year program offered for advanced, subspecialty training beyond the residency level. The program is designed to provide pediatricians with extensive training and experience in research (basic, translational or clinical), clinical care and diagnostic procedures, leading to board certification in pediatric pulmonology. It provides an extraordinary environment for the development of pulmonary clinicians and physician-investigators and leaders. Our program is supported by National Institutes of Health training grants (T32), which have strict citizenship requirements. Thus, individuals applying to the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Training Program should be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted for training on a J-1 or other qualifying Visa. The following categories of applicants are eligible for consideration for appointment to the pediatric pulmonology fellowship program:
- Graduates of medical school in the U.S. or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and who have successfully completed or are in the process of completing residency training in pediatrics.
- Graduates of medical schools and residency outside the U.S. and Canada who have completed Steps 1, 2, and 3 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), recently received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), or possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction, and who have completed or are in the process of completing pediatric residency training. Applicants must be on a J-1 or other qualifying Visa.
- American citizen graduates from medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada who have successfully completed the licensure examination in a U.S. jurisdiction in which the laws and regulations provide that a full and unrestricted license to practice will be granted without further examination after successful completion of a specified period of graduate medical education.
All applicants must provide the review committee with the following:
- Completed electronic (ERAS) application
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation or completed verification of qualification forms
If you require additional information, please contact:
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
How to apply for the Allergy/Immunology fellowship
Two pediatric allergy/Immunology fellowship positions are offered each academic year. Although the fellowship program and application process are combined with the Internal Medicine Allergy/Immunology Fellowship program, the selection process for the pediatric program is separate. The fellowship program participates in the ERAS/NRMP match program, and applications are accepted to fill positions for the following year.
Residents who will have completed three years of training in either pediatrics or internal medicine, or four years of training in “med/peds” by the commencement of fellowship training are eligible to apply. Physician scientist training program (PSTP) trainees may apply to the program after two years of training (short-track) and remain in the fellowship program for three years.
Requirements to apply for the fellowship program include:
- Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) application
- Personal statement
- Medical school transcripts
- USMLE Scores
- Minimum of three letters of recommendation (one being from the current chief of service)
- Milestones assessments (if available)