Do Critical Care fellowships accept EM residents?
The quick answer is some do, some don’t. The April 1999 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine contains a list of the critical care fellowship programs that accept emergency medicine residents. The ACEP CCM Section website has a more recent list of the CCM fellowships willing to accept EM physicians (compiled in 2002). The Emergency Medicine Residents Association has an adapted list of these programs that are particularly interested in applications from emergency medicine physicians for critical care training. The Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the oldest, largest, and first fully independent, academic Department of Critical Care Medicine in the US, has accepted emergency medicine physicians into its fellowship program for 25 years and is actively recruiting more. It is a good idea to start looking as early as possible; one year before your anticipated graduation would not be too soon.