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Clinical training

The program is a two-year program, unless exceptional criteria are met for a one-year program. Each year of the program includes six to eight months of critical care medicine assignments. The remaining months are filled with your choice of elective rotations in related fields.

Rotation schedule

The following is a typical rotation schedule:

Year One Length
Critical Care Medicine
- Anesthesiology
- Intensive Care
9 months*
Electives** 1-3 months
Year Two (if applicable) Length
Critical Care Medicine
- Anesthesiology
- Intensive Care
7 months*
Electives** 5 months

*At least one month is spent in a "subconsultant" role, directly supervising a busy ICU team of physicians and paramedical staff.

**Electives may consist of ICU nutrition, chest radiology, trauma, pediatric critical care, neurological and neurosurgical critical care, coronary care, nephrology critical care, bronchoscopy, chronic ventilator dependency unit, cardiovascular surgery, infectious diseases, echocardiography, sleep medicine, pulmonary function laboratory, and anesthesiology.

Didactic training

Didactic training is an integral part of the fellowship. You attend a variety of teaching sessions, conferences and lectures. Training includes experiential learning within the Mayo Procedural Skills Laboratory and the Mayo Multidisciplinary Simulation Center.

Research training

You have the opportunity to participate in at least one clinical or laboratory research project during your fellowship. You are expected to complete some type of research project, for which dedicated time can be allocated.

Call frequency

The residency call rotation may change for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Teaching opportunities

Opportunities are available for teaching rotating residents and medical students.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of your training. You are evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and meet with the program director to review these evaluations.

In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.

  • Jan 29, 2014
  • ART948267