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University of Rochester Critical Care Staff at National Conference Dinner

Accepting applications from July 21st through August 13th

Critical Care Fellowship

Why Choose Our Program?

Our 2-year fellowship is designed for physicians who are enthusiastic about all domains of intensive care, who intend to practice critical care apart from pulmonary medicine, and who aspire to develop into health system leaders. Key features of our program that enable our fellows to thrive at the University of Rochester include…

  • VOLUME: Our academic health system is the tertiary care referral center for the entire upstate New York region. UR Medicine spans 7 counties and includes 8 hospitals, 2 skilled nursing facilities, 12 urgent care centers, and 43 primary care practices.
  • SCOPE: Our fellows master the spectrum of critical care by working in the medical, surgical, burn/trauma, neuromedicine, and cardiac intensive care units of our university hospital and in the mixed medical-surgical units of our community partners.
  • CROSS-TRAINING: Our trainees routinely work with faculty intensivists from internal medicine, emergency medicine, anesthesia, neurology, and surgery, while many core didactics are collaborative with the institution's four other critical care fellowships.
  • ACADEMICS: Our university environment offers fellows a wealth of opportunities to pursue formal teaching experiences with various health professional trainees, to engage in quality improvement, and to perform bench or clinical research.
  • CULTURE: Our institution and program are distinguished by a supportive, collegial atmosphere. We work hard, but we do so as a team with a positive attitude. Providers, nurses, and other caregivers are always ready to lend a hand. We're all in it together!

Message from the Director

Our Program by the Numbers


Total Fellows

5000 +

Critical Patients Per Year

250 +

Procedures During Training

100 %

Board Pass Rate

What Sets Us Apart

Dr. Quill Conducting MICU Rounds

Supportive Mentors

Whether you aim to be a clinician, educator, administrator, or researcher – or if you are still deciding – our encouraging community of faculty will guide you to reach your goals.

Fellow-Led Departmental Grand Rounds

Flexible Curriculum

In addition to broad clinical experiences, we offer significant elective time so fellows can pursue the personalized learning experiences they need to succeed in their desired careers.

Critical Care Fellows in San Diego

Quality of Life

Critical care is physically and emotionally demanding! We prioritize personal and family needs because we understand that fellows must be healthy and happy in order to learn effectively.

What Our Graduates Say

Robert Loflin, M.D.

URMC is a large referral center and you will care for both "bread and butter" cases that represent the bulk of surgical and medical ICU admissions as well as those rare or unusual presentations or diseases that will serve you well when you enter practice and encounter difficult cases.  The faculty are all experts in intensive care with a depth of experience who are personable and take an interest in your development and growth as a fellow.  I frequently recall the sage advice from my mentors at URMC and the lessons they imparted to me still guide me in practice today.

Robert Loflin, MD

Residency / Emergency Medicine, Carilion Clinic
Class of 2017

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