Critical Care Fellowship Application Process

Application Method and Deadlines

Starting July 2021, all interested applicants must apply through ERAS. All interviews and selection of candidates will be coordinated through ERAS and matched through NRMP. 

*Please note that for the 2021-2022 application season, there will be no in-person interviews due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  All Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship interviews will take place in a virtual format.

Basic Details

  • ERAS Program Number:  1560321001
  • Year Fellowship Started: 2010
  • Number of Fellows per year: 1
  • Length of Fellowship: 2 years
  • Opportunities available for third year, research track

Application Requirements

Candidates must be a graduate of a certified ACGME-accredited residency program. Candidates are to apply through ERAS and select the Critical Care Medicine Track within the Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship. ERAS will require the following information:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest in training in critical care medicine
  • Recent photograph
  • Copy of USMLE  or COMLEX scores
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable -- see International Medical Graduates below)
  • Copy of medical school transcript and diploma
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from the program director, and at least one from an internist)

International Medical Graduates

International Medical Graduates are welcome to apply to the Program. In addition to the above requirements, they must have a standard ECFMG Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Fellows must have either U.S. citizenship, permanent residency status, or valid J-1 visa status. Again, this fellowship program is unable to accept candidates with H1B visas.

Preferred Criteria

Emergency Medicine residents applying from ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine programs should have completed at least six months of direct patient care experience in Internal Medicine, of which at least three months must have been in a Medical ICU. This is an ACGME requirement.

Fellows entering at the F1 (first-year fellow) level who have completed an ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine program, but have not completed the prerequisite clinical experiences in Internal Medicine, must complete these experiences during the beginning of the F1 year.

What to Expect

The Program reviews all applications and selects the most qualified candidates for an interview. Fellowship interviews generally begin in August. Appointments are announced in December.

A Fellow accepts an appointment as a Clinical Assistant in the Program. It is understood that appointments at the UA College of Medicine are year-to-year and subject to annual renewal, pursuant to Chapter 4, University Handbook for Appointed Personnel and the Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual, 6-301, et seq.

All accepted candidates must obtain an Arizona postgraduate training permit (see "Licensure") from the Arizona Medical Board.


Helen Hill
Manager, Fellowship Programs - Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
(520) 626-6114