Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital is recognized as one of the oldest critical care fellowships in the nation. More than 250 fellows have graduated from the program and have gone on to distinguished careers in critical care throughout the world.

We now offer one- or two- year Critical Care Medicine Fellowship positions to physicians who are board certified or eligible in internal medicine. About 20 percent of new entrants into the fellowship have already completed fellowships in disciplines such as pulmonary medicine, infectious diseases, and nephrology before joining our program.


Our fellow rotates through a range of intensive care units (ICUs). All of these ICUs have state-of-the-art instrumentation and a complete array of equipment in order to function as a stand-alone critical care organization. Equipment includes mechanical ventilators, bedside electrocardiogram, pulse oximetry and pressure monitoring, bronchoscopes, dialysis machines, digitized radiographic viewing, point-of-care testing, echocardiography, and ultrasound. In addition, The Mount Sinai Hospital has implemented an electronic medical record system.

Fellows are also invited to participate in electives, which include:

  • Airway Management
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Echocardiography
  • Medical ICU
  • Neuroradiology
  • Ultrasound

In addition to clinical care, we encourage our fellows to develop a research proposal with faculty mentorship. We are involved in a variety of types of project such as basic and translational science, clinical trials, and quality improvement research and interventions. You complete the entire research process from generating a research question; seeking Institutional Review Board approval; managing study design and data collection; performing statistical analysis; and authoring journal articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters. We hold weekly research meetings to discuss project ideas, track progress, and encourage feedback and collaboration.

How to Apply

We accept applications from people who have completed or are in the process of completing a three-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Internal Medicine residency program or a U.S.-accredited emergency medicine residency program.

We accept applications through the National Resident Match Program with the Electronic Residency Application Service.  Please submit the following:

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination scores
  • Three letters of reference (one from your program director, even if you have already completed your residency)
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcripts (international transcripts must be translated)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (dean’s letter)
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate, if applicable
  • Curriculum vitae, with no gaps in training or work since graduation
  • Recent photo

International applicants must meet these additional requirements:

  • Report scores for United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, USMLE Step 2, USMLE Step 2CS, and USMLE Step 3
  • Verify Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification
  • Demonstrate that you are eligible for New York State license/permit

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship starts accepting applications on July 15, and we accept applications until the end of August. We usually schedule interviews in September or October.


The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship includes fellows from post-graduate years four through six, with salaries ranging from $68,429 to $72,662.

Learn more about salary and benefits