Application Process

Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Application System© (IPFAS) Starting June 30, 2018 for July 2019 Positions


AIPPD Apply NowThe IPFAS system was developed by the AIPPD to meet the growing demand of applicants and increasing number of interventional pulmonary fellowship programs.


IPFAS allows for a single secure application to multiple participating fellowship programs.  Applications, supporting documents, and letter of recommendations can be uploaded into the IPFAS program.  After registering with IPFAS, a unique code will be issued to the applicants for letters of reccomendations to be directly uploaded by letter writers (see instructions below).

Please review your application information and documents prior to confirming and sending to programs.  Once your information is certified, it will not be possible to modify, delete, or add information to your application.  It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm the deadline dates and IPFAS participation for each individual program before you apply as this may be different for each program.  Applicants wishing to apply to MD Anderson should conact their program director directly.  The interview process including invitations for interviews will be managed by each individual program and not IPFAS.  The match process will be conducted through the NRMP and requires seperate registration, but some programs may be accepting applicants outside of the match system.

Application must be completed at one sitting, while the fee may be paid at a later time.  The application will not be sent to programs until the fee is paid and your application is submitted.  You may create an account and exit/ return with the same username/ password.  However, the application information will NOT save your application information (i.e. exam dates, USMLE scores, etc.) after exiting. Please see below for all necessary documents. NRMP number is not required to submit application.

IPFAS will remain open to new applications from June till 1 week after the NRMP match date ( to allow for unmatched applicants to apply to unmatched programs (scramble).  After the match date, applications may be made available to participating IPFAS unmatched programs.

Fee for IPFAS will depend on the number of applications to programs.  $100 USD will allow applicants to setup and send  applications to 8 different programs, with each additional program(s) being $10/ additional program.  Fees can be submitted by credit card via Paypal.  Once the application fee is paid, you may not update or add additional programs.

Please use the "Contact us" on the home page for any questions or problems.

Helpful tips on your application  (click on link)

  • Supporting documents can be uploaded into IPFAS directly by applicants. Please have all documents available for upload at the time of completing the application.  You will NOT be able to save your information and return to your application.

    • 3 letters of recommendations if available, may submit application with none
    • CV
    • Personal Statement / Letter of intent
    • Procedure Log (excel, pdf, or Word Format)
    • USMLE or COMLEX scores (unofficial scanned copies acceptable)
    • NRMP applicant number, not required to submit application
    • Portrait picture (jpeg files only)
  • Letters may be uploaded by finding the "Recommendation Uploads" in the right upper hand corner of this web page.

  • Letter writers will be able to log-in on the home page and find the "Reccomendation writer upload" link at the right uppe hnad corner of the home page.

    Please have your letter writers address the letter to all fellowship directors, as individual letters to each program will not be acceptable.
  • Please contact Hans Lee, MD at [email protected] with any questions regarding IPFAS


    Participation in IPFAS is voluntary

    IPFAS will open June 1 and will remain open until the 1 week after the NRMP match ( date to allow for unmatched programs to re-contact applicants.
  • Questions: Pease contact Hans Lee, MD at [email protected]


    Questions, Please ask Hans Lee, MD at [email protected]