Applicants must be Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine prior to starting the Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. This usually requires that the applicant is either completing or has already completed a residency in an approved training program in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine in the United States prior to fellowship. The University of Maryland Medical Center sponsors J-1 visas. Other visas are not sponsored for fellowship training.

Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Applications are accepted through ERAS beginning July 1st of the year that the applicant is applying (i.e.,12 months prior to anticipated start of fellowship training). We participate in the National Residency Matching Program. The NRMP program code is 1252142F0.

We require the following application materials:

  • ERAS Application
  • Photograph
  • Curriculum Vitae (via ERAS)
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE (Medical School Dean's Letter)
  • USMLE Transcript and Results
  • If applicable, a copy of your ECFMG certificate and Visa.

To achieve full consideration from our program, all applicants should submit the above required materials to ERAS in a timely manner. Interview invitations are emailed to selected candidates via Interview Broker in July and August. We generally conduct interviews on Fridays from August through October.  

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.