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Application Process

The Interventional and Advanced Diagnostic Pulmonology Fellowship selects fellows through the National Residency Matching Program.


There is one position available on a competitive basis each year in the Interventional and Advanced Diagnostic Pulmonology Fellowship.


Applicants for the Interventional and Advanced Diagnostic Pulmonology Fellowship must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited Pulmonary, Pulmonary and Critical Care, or Thoracic Surgery fellowship program.

Also see general admissions requirements: Admissions

How to apply

Applications are accepted beginning July 1. The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 31 (approximately 10 months before the fellowship start date). The academic year begins in July.

  1. To apply to the program, submit your application through the online Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Application System (IPFAS) located on the Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors (AIPPD) website.

    The following items are necessary to complete your application:

    • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
    • An up-to-date facial photograph
    • A summarized, HIPPA-compliant procedure log indicating the type and number of procedures performed. A spreadsheet listing every individual procedure is discouraged.
    • Scanned copies of all USMLE score reports
    • Three letters of recommendation from physicians that know you well, one of which must be from your fellowship program director.
    • A letter of intent
  2. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are usually conducted mid-August through early November each year. Invitations to interview or notifications that an interview will not be offered are sent via email mid-August through mid-September.

Application materials may also be sent to Kimberly Franks via email or faxed at 507-266-4372. Materials can also be emailed to the program director.