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. The fellowship is one or two years in duration, depending upon prior training.

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

Internal Medicine Pulmonary Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Hematology and Oncology
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 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

A committee of core faculty reviews all applications and selects a limited number of individuals to invite for interviews. Invitations to interview will be sent by email from our fellowship coordinator on a rolling basis. Timely submission of a complete application in ERAS is strongly encouraged. The program typically receives more than 250 applications annually for two to three 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. Upon completion of interviews, the program fully participates in the Critical Care Fellowship Match as administered by NRMP.

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.