Medical Education

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for consideration for the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liason Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United stated accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada who meet one of the following criteria:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment, or
    • Have a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction in which they are training
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway Program provided by a LCME-accredited medical school.

Postdoctoral Education and Training

To be eligible for training in pulmonary/critical care medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, successful completion of a program of residency in internal medicine, which is accredited by the ACGME and which is a minimum of three years’ in duration is mandatory.


Ranking of eligible applicants for the fellowship is performed on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities (such as motivation and integrity).  St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center strictly prohibits discrimination in trainee selection based on sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin disability or veteran status.

The Pulmonary/Critical Care Program at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for pulmonary/critical care diseases for matching of ranked applicants.

An applicant invited to interview for a fellowship position will be informed, in writing or by electronic means, of the terms, conditions and benefits of appointment to the ACGME-accredited program, either in effect at the time of the interview or that will be in effect at the time of his or her eventual appointment. Information provided will include: financial support; vacations, parental, sick and other leaves of absences; and professional liability, hospitalizations, health, disability and other insurance accessible to fellows and their eligible dependents.

Visa Requirements - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center sponsors the following visas:

Exchange Visitor J-1, Required for all International applicants

The foreign national physician must pass Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), or an examination determined to be equivalent to the NBME by the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, the foreign national physician must hold a valid Standard ECFMG certificate; have a contract with an ACGME-accredited program at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center (SEMC), provide a written statement from the Ministry of Health in the country of most recent legal permanent residence that attest to the need for physicians trained in the exchange visitor’s specialty and that verifies that the exchange visitor has filed written assurance that he/she will return to the county upon completion of training. The duration of participation for the exchange visitor at SEMC is for the time required to meet the educational requirements for certification by an American specialty board that has been recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Duration of participation is further limited to a maximum of 7 years.

Temporary Worker H-1B visas will not be provided for the 2015/2016 academic year.

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