Applying to the Critical Care Fellowship Program

Application Overview

Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Fellowship Positions are available to candidates who are Board eligible or certified in Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, OB/GYN and Emergency Medicine. Senior surgical residents may also apply with approval of the ABS. Applicants shall have, or be able to obtain, a California medical license prior to the start of their fellowship. The majority of fellowship start dates are in the summer (July 1 and August 1) but off-cycle January 1 start dates are available on a limited basis. 

For off-cycle candidates or out-of-the match positions, please see below for more details or email the coordinator for your respective program.

For our emergency medicine candidates, there are two pathways you can apply through ABA and ABIM.  Please explore our website to see which pathway is the best fit for you and contact us for more details.

CCM Pathway Descriptions

Pathway Descriptions for ACCM and IM CCM

Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) Pathway Descriptions

Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine (IM CCM) Pathway Descriptions

Other Stanford CCM Programs

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship:

Please refer to the PACCM website for more details:

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship:

Please refer to the SCC Fellowship website for more detail:

Neurocritical Care Fellowship:

Stanford offers a 2-year UCNS certified neurocritical care fellowship program.  The application process and interview process and more information can be found on the following webpage:

Application Process

ACCM SF Match Process and IM CCM ERAS Process

Interview Process

Critical Care Medicine (CCM) Fellowship Interviews are currently taking place using a virtual format.  For on-cycle candidates, the IM CCM program interviews in early fall (August-September) and the ACCM program interviews in the winter-spring (January-March).   Each interview candidate will be provided with educational materials regarding the program and will meet with a minimum of four faculty members, a chief fellow, and the fellowship coordinator.  Please see below for further details regarding the interview process for each fellowship track.

All faculty that participate in the review selection committee and interview process have completed certificate training in Unconscious Bias Training through the Office of Faculty Diversity and Development at Stanford University. 

ACCM Programs - Interview Process

IM CCM Program - Interview Process