“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 program has applied for ACGME accreditation and should receive a decision in Fall 2023. The Critical Care Medicine program will provide a pathway for graduates from 2-3 year internal medicine subspecialty fellowships to continue their training in an ACGME accredited (pending at this time) critical care fellowship program for ONE year and graduate board-eligible in Critical Care Medicine.”

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 tracts 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

  1. Please review the application timeline and process below
  2. Please fill out the personal information sheet at the following google form link and note the required inclusions:    
    Required Inclusions: 

    • Your personal statement (about 1 page) 
    • Current copy of your CV and your preferred headshot


  3. Please submit 2-4 letters of recommendation. These should be sent to johns169@umn.edu directly from the writer on your behalf.

Application Process and Timeline

The application for the University of Minnesota’s Critical Care Medicine fellowship program is due no later than 8/15/2023. Letters of recommendation will be accepted until September 1, 2023. 

Applications will be reviewed in detail by the application committee and invitations to interview will be sent out in early September 2023.  Interviews will occur over one day’s time via zoom in September and October of 2023. Invitations to formally accept a position will be outside of the NRMP match this year and sent out no later than November 1, 2023. If you are offered a position, you will be notified by email and asked to respond within 48 hours of the time sent. You will be asked to sign a letter of intent and withdraw from the NRMP match process at that time. 

Of note we anticipate formal indication of approval for ACGME accreditation between 9/18 -  9/22/2023. As soon as we have official information on this outcome we will share it with all applicants.

Application Timeline

Note that ERAS and NRMP timelines are included for your reference. Due to our pending accreditation, our program will not be using ERAS or NRMP for this application cycle.

July 2023
July  18, 2023 ERAS applications are available to fellowship programs (for reference)

August 2023

August 15, 2023 UMN Critical Care application is due
September 2023
September 2023 UMN interviews will be conducted via Zoom
September 22, 2023 UMN will be notified of ACGME accreditation status and all applicants will be notified of the status change.
September 27, 2023 NRMP rank order list opens (for reference)
October 2023
October 2023 UMN interviews will be conducted via Zoom
November 2023
No later than November 1, 2023 Position at UMN CCM fellowship will be offered
November 15, 2023 NRMP rank order list deadline (for reference)
November 29, 2023 NRMP match day (for reference)
July 2024
July 1, 2024 Begin your Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota