How To Apply

Note to applicants:  In alignment with the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD), our national professional society, and to ensure a uniform interview process that is equitable to all applicants, our fellowship interviews will be held exclusively virtually. We will not offer in-person interviews. The full recommendation is available here.

All applicants interested in training at Duke University in either our Critical Care Medicine or combined Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Programs will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin. We are committed to a holistic and equitable review of all complete applications we receive.

Our programs only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system. Only complete applications received by July 25th, 2024 will be considered. We cannot offer interviews to candidates submitting incomplete applications.

Our recruitment committees will complete the initial application review process by August 5th, 2024. We are planning to send interview invitations to selected applicants between August 6-9th, 2024. Interviews will be offered on the following dates:

Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine

August 26, 28, September 9, 11, 25, 30, October 9, 14

Critical Care Medicine

September 12 and October 10

Our programs participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Medicine and Pediatrics Specialties Match.

We generally cannot accept applicants requiring H1-B or J-1 visas into our Investigator Track because they are not supported by our federally funded training grant. However, please submit your application for review if you feel it is exceptional.
All applications must include:

  • ERAS common application form
  • Secondary application form - Link provided via email after preliminary ERAS application review. This must be completed by August 2nd, 2024 to be eligible for an interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation - One letter must be from the applicant's most recent training program director (residency or fellowship).
  • USMLE Examination Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Research background/publications submitted via ERAS application

For additional questions or concerns, please contact the individuals below:
Stephen P. Bergin, MD
Director, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
Vice Chief for Education, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine

203 Research Dr MSRB1 Suite 201B
DUMC Box 2629
Durham, NC 27710


Lingye Chen, MD
Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

300 Trent Drive, Duke South White Zone, Room 0564
DUMC Box 3315
Durham, NC 27710

Traci Womble
Program Coordinator

DUMC Box 2629
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-668-4289
Fax: 919-684-3067