Critical Care Fellowship Application Process

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program at Wake Forest School of Medicine accepts physicians who have completed residency or subspecialty training in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine. Applicants with other specialty training are also considered. The fellowship is one or two years in duration, depending upon prior training.

Prior graduates of the fellowship programs have come from diverse backgrounds including:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Infectious Disease

The fellowship is fully ACGME accredited and fulfills all requirements for Board certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Only applicants who have completed (or will be completing) an ACGME-accredited residency program in Internal Medicine or Emergency Medicine, or one deemed substantially equivalent, will be considered for application.

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursuing the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Required Documents

As part of the ERAS process, prospective fellows will need to submit the following documentation:

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I, II and III scores or COMLEX Scores
  • Curriculum vitae
  • MSPE (Dean's Letter)
  • Exchange Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification (if applicable)
  • Personal statement or letter of interest explaining career choice and goals
  • Three letters of recommendation to be addressed to the program director
  • Current photograph
  • Eligibility for North Carolina medical license

Interview Process

Invitations to interview will be sent by email from our fellowship coordinator on a rolling basis. Timely application submission is strongly encouraged. The program typically receives more than 200 applications annually for two open fellowship positions. The number of open positions can vary depending on the proportion of one- and two-year fellows in the program at any given time.  A committee of core faculty reviews all applications and selects a limited number of individuals to invite for interviews. As there is currently no “match” for Critical Care, the timing of interviews is subject to change.

Foreign Medical Graduates

We accept foreign medical graduates into our program. We look for well-qualified candidates and prefer applicants who have had U.S. clinical experience within the application year. International medical graduates must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in internal medicine or emergency medicine. If you need work authorization, our institution accepts J-1 Visas, Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD) and green cards.