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The Critical Care Internal Medicine Fellowship program at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a unique and superior educational opportunity for you through a 1 or 2-year program in the theoretical and practical aspects of critical care medicine. You will graduate with a high level of competence in managing patients with life-threatening illnesses. We accept applicants from backgrounds in internal medicine and its subspecialties, and emergency medicine.

Mayo Clinic's staff of more than 50 intensivists serve as teachers and mentors. These world-class specialists with various backgrounds offer a rich diversity of clinical expertise and research opportunities. Thousands of diagnostic and therapeutic critical care procedures are performed annually using the most advanced tools to ensure the best outcomes for patients.

As a trainee in the 1 or 2-year Critical Care Internal Medicine Fellowship, you have access to a training experience that offers:

  • In-depth clinical training in all aspects of medical and surgical critical care, as well as cardiothoracic surgery, transplant intensive care, cardiovascular diseases intensive care, neurosciences intensive care, trauma intensive care, critical care nephrology and critical care infectious diseases, where each of these offerings occurs during separate and unique clinical rotations
  • An unparalleled experience in the simulated environment to cover skills in all six core competencies, both at the beginning of the fellowship training and throughout
  • Resources and opportunities for research, developing educational and teaching skills, presentation skills, administrative skills, and quality improvement skills
  • Expert, world-renowned faculty who are committed to critical care medicine education
  • The opportunity to acquire skills in patient diagnosis and management in critical care medicine
  • Extensive education and practice in critical care procedures essential to the practice of critical care medicine
  • A curriculum thoughtfully designed to balance clinical, didactic and investigative experiences in critical care medicine
  • Education in quality improvement tools and methods as well as opportunities to engage in and lead quality improvement projects
  • Opportunities in leadership skills development

Mayo Clinic's favorable faculty ratio to fellows, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated educational, clinical, and research experience — the three shields of Mayo. The Mayo Clinic way of graduate medical education ensures that you have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during an enriching, hands-on fellowship.


This fellowship fulfills the requirements for critical care medicine training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the Critical Care Medicine Certification Exam offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Program history

The Critical Care Internal Medicine Fellowship began in 1982. Since then, more than 250 fellows have completed the training. We anticipate that three to five fellows will complete training in this program annually.

Amos Lal, M.B.B.S.

Meet our trainees

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

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Campus and community

Rochester, MN

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Stipend and benefits