Program description

The two-year Critical Care Medicine Fellowship offers fellows a comprehensive education in the theoretical and practical aspects of critical care medicine to develop a high level of competence in managing patients with life-threatening illnesses. We accept applicants from backgrounds in internal medicine and its subspecialties, and emergency medicine.

Our program offers training in all aspects of medical and surgical critical care, as well as cardiothoracic surgery, transplant intensive care, cardiovascular diseases intensive care, neurosciences intensive care, trauma intensive care, critical care nephrology and critical care infectious diseases. Each of these offerings occurs during separate and unique clinical rotations.

The fellowship provides an extensive experience in the simulated environment to cover skills in all six core competencies, both at the beginning of the training and throughout. In addition to excellence in clinical training, the fellowship supplies extensive training in research, education, administration and quality improvement.

Over the last three years, 100 percent of our graduating fellows have passed the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying examination in critical care medicine on their first attempt.


This fellowship program fulfills the requirements for critical care medicine training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


You will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in critical care upon completion of the fellowship.

Program history

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship began in 1982, and since that time, more than 250 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that seven to ten fellows complete training in this program annually.

Introductory videos

Graduated responsibility


Sequential fellowship

Rochester community and lifestyle

Oct. 17, 2016