University of Maryland School of Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine

University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine

Critical Care Fellowship

Critical Care Medicine at the University of Maryland

EM physicians are experts in resuscitation, a wide variety of life-saving procedures, and the effective management of multiple sick and clinically complex patients simultaneously.  Largely because of these qualities, the American Board of Medical Specialties approved an agreement in late 2011 between the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) that permits EM-trained physicians to become board-eligible for critical care medicine (CCM) certification following completion of a 2-year internal medicine (IM)-based CCM fellowship.  Passing the boards will allow the ABEM to certify these physicians as diplomates of ABEM with the ABMS-approved certification of "Critical Care Medicine."

We at The University of Maryland Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program are excited to be one of the first 2-year IM-based CCM programs to actively recruit EM-trained physicians.  Following completion of our program, fellows will be board eligible.  Additionally, our program prides itself on incorporating much of the training from our institution's longstanding and successful fellowships in both Surgical Critical Care at Shock Trauma and Pulmonary & Critical Care.  Fellows in our new 2-year CCM fellowship program will have ample opportunities to master a wide variety of complicated and fascinating cases under the tutelage of many internationally and nationally known figures in Critical Care Medicine.

Application Requirement

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (1 letter required from residency Program Director)
  • USMLE board scores
  • Personal statement (1 page)

We plan to accept applications in July 2012 through ERAS for the academic year starting in 2013.


If you have any further questions, please direct them to our Program Coordinator Suzanne Ventura ( using the information below:

Suzanne Ventura
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care
110 South Paca Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
Tel: 410.328.4527, Fax: 410.328.8087


Research Requirement

Fellows must produce a publishable piece of scholarly work (e.g. bench or clinical research project).  Further information on various projects (both basic science and clinical research) and potential mentors will be sent to matriculating fellows.

Didactic Lectures

Multiple weekly fellow-directed lectures will cover basic and advanced topics in critical care medicine.  Additionally, fellows will be responsible for occasionally giving similar lectures over the course of their training.


Sample Block Schedule for the Critical Care Fellowship



Introduction to Critical Care Medicine:  Multi-institutional Didactic Review Course

Cardiosurgical ICU (CSICU)

Medical ICU (MICU)




MICU night float

MICU night float

Surgical ICU (SICU)


Trauma ICU (TRICU)




Neuro ICU

Neuro ICU

Critical Care Consult Service (CCCS)


Trauma Anesthesia (2 weeks);

Critical Care Ultrasound (2 weeks)

Radiology (weeks);

Pulmonary Hypertension (2 weeks)
























·      MICU x6

·      TRICU x3

·      SICU x2

·      Neuro ICU x2

·      CSICU x1

·      CCCS x2

·      Research x4

·      Other x3 (CC Review Course, CC U/S & Trauma Anesthesia, Radiology & Pulm HTN)

·      Elective x1


Training Sites

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • MICU, SICU, Neuro ICU, CSICU, CCCS, U/S, Radiology, Pulm HTN

R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at The University of Maryland Medical Center

  • TRICU, Trauma Anesthesia