Department of Medicine

Critical Care Fellowship Admissions


Application Information


We welcome applications from all qualified individuals irrespective of sex, racial or ethnic background, religious affiliation, or marital status. We currently accept applications from U.S. citizens, green card holders, and non-immigrant visa holders (J-1 only).

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS, which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

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 for applicants in 2021-2022 will be held exclusively virtually. We will not offer in-person site visits. The full recommendation is available.


Program Requirements


Below are some general requirements to apply for the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, Green Card Holder, or J-1 visa holder.
  • Disclosure if in seventh year of J-1 visa training.
  • Must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program under Internal Medicine. 
  • For the one-year track, candidates also must have completed a subspecialty fellowship under Internal Medicine.

For the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, we exclusively use ERAS. Applications are accepted through ERAS beginning in July each year.

To submit applications through ERAS, applicants must contact the ERAS Fellowship Documents Office and request an electronic token, which is then used for access to the ERAS application site. The following materials must be submitted through ERAS:

  • ERAS application*
  • Curriculum vitae (ERAS format is acceptable)*
  • Personal statement*
  • Three letters of recommendation*
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE results*
  • Photograph
  • Your email address
  • A copy of your ECFMG certificate and visa, if applicable



Upon review of these materials, applicants with competitive credentials are invited for interviews at the program. You will receive an email/letter/phone call informing you if an interview has been granted. Interviews are conducted from September-November. A typical interview day will begin at 8 a.m. and end around 3:30 p.m. Activities for the day will include a program overview, faculty interviews and a lunch and hospitals tour with our current fellows.




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Student Wellness Support


Maintaining your physical and emotional wellness is a prerequisite to professional success. Our fellows have access to a number of programs to support their well-being. View wellness resources. 

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