Application Process

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine accepts applications for the Critical Care Medicine fellowship during the summer of the year prior to matriculation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a J-1 visa, be U.S. residency-trained, and be board-eligible or board-certified in Internal Medicine and/or Emergency Medicine prior to starting our fellowship. 

For emergency medicine (EM)-trained applicants, the ACGME limits ABIM-based CCM fellowship programs' ability to accept only 1 in 4 fellows from an EM-trained residency. Despite the ABEM-ABIM agreement, the ACGME requires 75% of CCM fellows, when averaged over a 5-year period, to come from an ACGME-accredited internal medicine program. Due to the limited availability of positions for EM-trained residents, matriculation is particularly competitive.

We accept both two-year and one-year applicants, who must meet ABIM policies ( to later qualify for board certification.  Applicants must apply through ERAS, and those with competitive credentials are invited in mid-summer to interview during the months of August through October.  The program currently offers 4 positions per year.

How to Apply:

We exclusively use the Electronic Residency Application Service, or ERAS, which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges ( Applications are accepted through ERAS beginning July 1st of the year that the applicant is applying (i.e., 12 months prior to anticipated start of fellowship training). We do not participate in the Match.

To submit applications through ERAS, applicants must contact the ERAS Fellowship Documents Office and request an electronic token, which is then used for access to the ERAS application site. We require that the following materials must be submitted through ERAS:

  • ERAS Application, including email address

  • Photograph

  • Curriculum Vitae (ERAS format is acceptable)

  • Personal Statement

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (at least three)

  • Medical School Transcript

  • MSPE (Medical School Dean's Letter)

  • USMLE Transcript and Results

  • If applicable, a copy of your ECFMG certificate and Visa.

  • For other correspondence, you can reach us at:

    Suzanne Ventura, MSW: Fellowship Coordinator
    [email protected]
    Phone: 410-328-4527
    Fax: 410-328-8087

    Michael McCurdy, MD: Program Director
    [email protected]
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    110 South Paca Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201
    Phone: 410-328-8141
    Fax: 410-328-0177

    Upon review of your ERAS materials, you will receive an email informing you if we would like you to come for an interview. Interviews are generally conducted during the fall. Reduced rates at nearby hotels are available.

    Important: After applying to our program, please check your email frequently. Invitations, confirmation of your interview, and other correspondence will be sent via email.

    If you have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected] or at the phone number above.