Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Division of Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles was formed in 1980, and the Fellowship Program was initiated in 1997. Children's Hospital has a 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and a 24-bed Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) that jointly admit over 2,000 children annually.

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a three-year training program based on and adhering to the general requirements of the Subspecialty Committee of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine of the Board of Pediatrics. The program currently includes thirteen clinical fellows, and is accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Pediatrics and the ACGME.

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This selective, accredited program has earned a reputation as the best-matched critical care program in the United States. The Division of Critical Care Medicine strives to provide an excellent education to its trainees, to instruct them fully in the clinical, administrative, ethical, humanitarian, teaching, leadership and professionalism aspects of intensive care and to give trainees an understanding of research methodology.

Attendings and fellows provide clinical coverage in both the PICU and the CTICU, providing broad-based opportunities for research and education.

Fellows in the CTICU receive training in the preoperative and postoperative management of infants and children with congenital heart disease, including exposure to complex single-ventricle physiology, transplantation medicine, mechanical assist devices and cardiac anesthesia. The PICU is a multidisciplinary care unit that integrates the disciplines of nursing, respiratory care, multiple surgical subspecialties, anesthesiology, and critical care in the management of the critically ill child.

The PICU supports a large and active trauma service and is integrated with the largest neonatal/pediatric transport service in the United States.

We are a pioneer program in regards to a professionalism and leadership curriculum that is taught throughout the three years of fellowship training. There is an emphasis on personal growth and development in order to prepare our fellows to serve as future leaders in pediatric intensive care

The educational mission of the program includes training pediatric critical care fellows and anesthesiology fellows together to create a unique environment that attracts, recruits, educates, and develops excellent physician leaders in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric critical care.

Research Opportunities

There are extensive research opportunities both within the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and The Saban Research Institute . These include training in research techniques in both clinical and basic science research. Training opportunities are also offered in flexible fiber optic bronchoscopy, anesthesia, pain management and sedation. Elective rotations within our hospital or outside institutions may be arranged.

The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program is a part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Our program takes applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). If you are interested in applying for our fellowship program, you will need to apply through ERAS application process.

In addition to your ERAS application, we require that you submit the following:

  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (One must be from your Residency Program Director)
  • Complete USMLE transcript or COMLEX (DO equivalent)
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year. We strongly encourage applicants to apply by no later than September 1. We will be interviewing applicants in October.

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows Per Year: 4-5
Application Deadline: Sept. 1 for July start date
Duration:  Three years Postgraduate Training
Required:  Three years
Required: Eligible for CA Medical License
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Salary Minimums:  
Post Graduate Year 4: $74,792 minimum
Post Graduate Year 5: $77,788 minimum
Post Graduate Year 6: $80,678 minimum
Post Graduate Year 7+: Compensation will be at the discretion of each division
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation+ 6 protected sick days, yearly educational stipend, monthly meal stipend, housing stipend and 401(k) matching up to 3%