Department of Critical Care Medicine Application Process

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Pre-Observation Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for our International Observership Program please see below:

  • We give preference to those who are already working or training in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • You must currently be enrolled in (or have completed) a training program such as a residency or fellowship program.
  • Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to offer positions to those applicants currently attending medical school.


How to Apply

Application Requirements

We will begin to review your application upon completion of all of the documents listed below. Please send the following documents and information below via email

1. Specify your dates of interest and length of stay (one month duration, a maximum of two months may be considered in special circumstances)

2. The name and address of your home institution (hospital, university, clinic)

3. The following documents:

  • Your current CV

  • A personal statement outlining your future plans and how an observership at Boston Children’s Hospital could contribute to those plans. In addition please explain your visa status for the rotation and how you anticipate how you will support yourself during your stay in Boston

  • One letter of support from your current or most recent Chief or Supervisor

  • Request to have your medical school transcript and diploma sent directly to our program from the medical school which you attended

Application Policies

  • All application materials must be submitted at least six months in advance of requested start date. It is recommended that physicians submit materials as far in advance as possible.

  • Decisions for inclusion of the program will be performed only after all required documents have been submitted, and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Please understand that we typically are only able to accommodate two observers at a time due to the busy environment of our unit.

  • We apologize if the dates you are looking to observe are not available

  • You will be required to confirm your position as an observer within two weeks of being offered the position. If you fail to respond within the two weeks, your position will be given to the next observer. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have your most current email address on file.

Further Information

  • All applicants must submit their immunization records to Occupational Health in order to be cleared prior to his/her start in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

  • All applicants must bring a valid form of photo ID to in order to receive an ID badge for the hospital. Once issued, the hospital ID badge must be worn at all times while in the hospital.

  • All observers must sign off acknowledging his/her understanding of the policies of the Division of Critical Care Medicine prior to his/her start in the unit.

  • It is recommended that all international observers arrive at least one week prior to starting the observation period in the MSICU. This will ensure ample time to receive clearance from Occupational Health, obtain an ID badge, and complete all other required paperwork and orientation.


For More Information Please Contact:

Amanda Dipersia
Administrative Associate II
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Children's Hospital Boston
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
P: 617.355.7327

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