The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship program is directed by Andrea Elliott, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, a cardiologist, and a critical care physician. Dr. Elliott oversees the dedicated critical care cardiology track while Dr. David Perlman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, a pulmonologist and critical care physician, serves as the Associate Program Director oversees the general critical care medicine track.

The Critical Care Medicine program provides a pathway for graduates from 2-3 year internal medicine subspecialty fellowships to continue their training in an ACGME accredited ONE-year critical care fellowship program. Trainees will be board-eligible in Critical Care Medicine upon successful completion of the program.

Clinical Training

Clinical Training

Training will take place primarily at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, with a small number (1-2) of rotations at Fairview Southdale Hospital and St. John’s Hospital.

The one year program is divided into 12 blocks that mirror the calendar months. There is a predominance of ICU time complemented with elective and scholarly time to pursue other interests.  The fellows in both tracks have their rotations individualized to meet training requirements and to accommodate specific preferences. A typical schedule includes:

  • Medical ICU
  • Neuro ICU – 1 block 
  • Trauma/Surgical ICU
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Electives (see options below)
Elective rotations may include:
  • Advanced airways/Interventional pulmonology
  • Burn
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Code Team and QI
  • Electrophysiology
  • Ethics
  • Heart and lung transplant
  • Hyperbaric medicine (Away)
  • Infectious Diseases general or transplant
  • Interventional pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Interventional Radiology Procedures
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine and Critical Care planning
  • Mobile ECMO and prehospital EMS 
  • Outpatient transplant/bronchoscopy/Procedures
  • Palliative care
  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Cardiac Procedures
  • PT/OT/Nutrition and wound care
  • Pulmonary Consult
  • Pulmonary Transplant
  • Thoracic surgery procedures
Application Process

Application Process


We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS) and participate in the NRMP Match.

Your ERAS Application should include:

  • ERAS common application form
  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of recommendations
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Documentation of successful completion of a 2-3 year fellowship in an internal medicine subspecialty