Critical Care - Internal Medicine

Program Overview

Welcome to the Prisma Health/University of South Carolina Fellowship Program in Critical Care Medicine. We are a fully ACGME accredited fellowship program, which began in 2021. The Critical Care Fellowship Program was recently established and accepts one fellow a year for our two year program. We already have a Pulmonary and Critical Care combined fellowship and the CCM fellowship is a welcome addition to our growing Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Prisma Health- Midlands. The program is a two-year fellowship for applicants out of IM or EM programs or a one-year fellowship for candidates that have already completed one of the IM subspecialty fellowships, and are interested in pursuing Critical Care. 

The primary clinical site for the fellowship program is Prisma Health Richland Hospital, a 650-bed tertiary referral medical center.
Our critical care fellows will be primarily working in Medical ICU and CCU at Prisma Health Richland Hospital in downtown Columbia. During their fellowship, apart from their core ICU rotations, they will also be exposed to Neurosciences ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Surgical and Trauma ICU. Prism Health Richland is the teaching hospital of the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine. It has a large referral base, serving the greater Midlands of South Carolina and beyond. The critical care fellows will have training in advanced ventilator modes, strong procedural training, training in point of care ultrasound both in procedural and non-procedural areas. We are a low volume VV ECMO center and our critical care fellows will be involved in caring of these very sick patients. Prisma Health also offers advanced cardiac support in terms of VA ECMO and destination LVADs. We also have a simulation center for our trainees both for individual and multidisciplinary team training.

Prisma Health Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine has 15 full time faculty members with diverse areas of interest including but not limited to ARDS, ILD, Pulmonary HTN, Cystic Fibrosis, Sarcoidosis, and Sleep Disorders.


Our expectation is that our graduating fellows are well prepared to enter independent practice, be it in the academic or private-practice setting. Our goal is to train excellent clinicians and clinician-educators who are truly expert in the field of Critical Care Medicine.

Should you have any additional questions about our fellowship program, please contact our program coordinator at lorie.collins@prismahealth.org or 803-434-9175.