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How to Apply

Confirm You Are Eligible

We can only consider candidates who meet criteria set by the University and ACGME. Key items include:

  • Legal Status: U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or J-1 visa holder
  • Medical School: graduate from a U.S. school or from an international school with either (1) no more than 12 weeks of training outside the country where the school is located or (2) exemption from the New York state 12 week rule
  • Residency: internal medicine or emergency medicine accredited by ACGME, AOA, or RCPSC

Please refer to our institutional guidelines and the ACGME Program Requirements for Critical Care Fellowships (section III.A) for more detailed information about these criteria.

While we are happy to consider candidates who have completed another internal medicine fellowship for 2-year positions, due to our commitment to delivering an extensive and diverse critical care experience we do not offer 1-year fellowships.

Submit Your Application Through ERAS

The critical care program accepts applications exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service. A complete application to our program includes the ERAS® common application, a medical school transcript, a medical student performance evaluation (“dean's letter”), current USMLE and/or COMLEX transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, a recent photograph, and an ECFMG certification (if applicable). All materials must be received prior to August 12th to be considered.

Please note that the University of Rochester offers critical care fellowships based in internal medicine, neurology, surgery, and anesthesiology as well as a combined pulmonary/critical care program. Be careful to designate the correct program – we will not receive your materials unless you select the internal medicine critical care program (program ID 1423521141).

Visit Us (Virtually) For An Interview

Applicants invited to interview will be contacted via e-mail between August and October. In accordance with the recommendations of the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors, to ensure a uniform and equitable process all recruitment activities will be conducted exclusively virtually this year.

Your visit will begin at 12:30 pm EDT with a presentation by the Program Director. This will be followed by two individual faculty interviews and a group meeting with the Director of Adult Critical Care. You will then have two more individual faculty interviews before the day concludes with a wrap-up with the Program Director to ask any final questions. Periodic breaks will be provided and your virtual visit will end by 4:30 p.m. EDT.

To ensure you have the opportunity to speak candidly with our fellows, trainees from both the critical care and combined pulmonary-critical care programs will be available to meet with you in an evening session apart from your interview day. These optional sessions will occur from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT and will not necessarily take place on the same date as your faculty interviews.