Fellowship Programs

Young female nurses monitoring baby in incubator at hospital

Cardiac Intensive Care Fellowship Training Programs

Consensus Statement from the PCICS Subcommittee of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Training Program Directors

Thank you for your interest in advanced training in pediatric cardiac critical care. The ACGME does not currently accredit this training pathway, however, a national standard for training has been created and these advanced fellowships are accepted as the standard of care for new pediatric cardiac intensivists.

The programs in the US and Canada have collaborated to create a common application and application cycle for positions starting July 2023. Prior to accessing the form, we ask that you please complete the registration portal questionnaire found here. You will then be given a link directly to the application.


The application timeline is as follows:

June 1, 2023:  Registration on PCICS website will open and common application form will be available.

June 1, 2023 - July 1, 2023:  Applicants assemble their application materials, including recommendations.

July 1, 2023:  Programs Directors will accept completed applications for review.  Applicants should email materials to each program individually.

July - October 2023:  Programs will review applications and host interview days.

October 16, 2023:  Offer Day 1.  Programs will offer positions to candidates by email starting at 9 am PST / Noon EST.  Candidates should provide commitment within 24 hours.  After initial offers, no additional offers will be made until Day 2.

October 17, 2023:  Offer Day 2.  Programs may offer remaining positions to candidates starting at 9 am PST / Noon EST.  Offers may be made by email, phone, etc.  After initial contact, programs will continue to reach out to candidates to fill positions.

November 2, 2023:  Position list.  Remaining training positions will be posted to the PCICS website.


Application requirements include the following:

  1. Registration questionnaire
  2. Common application form
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Three letters of recommendation. One letter should be from the director of your most recent/current fellowship training program or from the medical director at the institution you are currently practicing.
  5. Personal statement
  6. Copy of medical diploma


All application materials must be submitted to each program individually. Individual programs may request additional supplemental information from applicants. Interviews will be arranged by the individual programs. Please do not contact PCICS regarding the status of your application.