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Application Process Overview

Applications are submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  Details regarding this service are available at

We require that candidates have passed USMLE Step 3 exam (or the equivalent COMLEX Step 3 exam) before entering the fellowship on July 1 and, if applicable, have a current ECFMG certificate, and be a graduate of a training program in internal medicine, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

We accept candidates who are US citizens or permanent residents (green card) and J1 visas. 

Fellowship Selection Committee review completed fellowship application packet which includes:

  • Application
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcript, and/or COMLEX, and ECFMG status report (if applicable)

All application materials, including supporting letters, must be received by Sept 15th for fellowship training to begin in July of the following year.

Each year, the Division receives over 200 applications for fellowship training.  Approximately 15% of the applicants are invited for formal interviews.  These interviews take place between mid-August and November.  All Fellowship Selection Committee members including the Program Director interview the applicants.  At the fellowship selection meetings, the applicants are ranked in late October and the list of candidates is sent to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Individuals are selected based on potential for an academic career in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, clinical skills and have shown leadership skills, professionalism and collegiality during their previous training.  The fellowship training program values diversity and encourages applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds.

We participate in the Medical Specialties Matching Program for Fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  You should write to the National Residency Matching Program for appropriate registration forms, and your signed participation agreement should be returned to them by the date given in their information.  The address is:

National Residency Matching Program
Attn: Respiratory Disease Matching Program
2450 N Street NW, Suite 201
Washington, D.C. 20037-1141

Phone: 202-828-0676
Fax: 202-828-1121


Administrative Contacts:

Nicholas J. Pastis Jr., M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
Associate Professor
Jeremy Richards, M.D.
Fellowship Program Associate Director
Assistant Professor
Kimberly Miller
Fellowship Coordinator
(843) 792-7199

96 Jonathan Lucas Street
Suite 816-CSB
MSC 630
Charleston, SC 29425-6300

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