Medical Residency & Education

Rural Critical Care Fellowship

Since 2021, the Montana Family Medicine Residency program has partnered with Billings Clinic for a year-long Rural Critical Care Fellowship.

This non-accredited program is targeted toward recent Family Medicine residency graduates and aims to develop fellows’ clinical skills in emergency and critical care. The fellowship is seeking BE/BC Family Medicine physicians.

Topics Include

  • Emphasis on communication, leadership and teaching skills
  • Learn to lead rural teams caring for high acuity and critically ill patients
  • Rotations include trauma and critical care
  • Alternate between Billings campus and critical access hospitals
  • Lodging provided in rural communities

Billings Clinic is nationally recognized for clinical excellence. Located in the magnificent Rocky Mountains in Billings, Montana, this friendly college community has great schools, safe neighborhoods and family activities. Exciting outdoor recreation minutes from home. 300 days of sunshine!

  • Billings Clinic is the region’s largest health system, integrated multispecialty clinic and tertiary referral center
  • Highest volume Emergency Department in Montana
  • Established aeromedical transport program
  • Certified Trauma, Stroke and Chest Pain Centers
  • Advanced Simulation & Experiential Learning Lab Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence
Nikitasha Aggarwal
Rural Critical Care Fellow

Name: Nikitasha Aggarwal

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-New York

Outside Interests: Crossfit, being outdoors.

Medical Interests: Full spectrum family medicine & rural care.

Favorite Music: I enjoy all genres of music.

Favorite Movies: Any and all comedy

Why you chose MFMR: Since completing Family Medicine residency training, I’ve been practicing in Plentywood, MT, and knew I wanted to stay in the area. My passion is to provide healthcare for those in rural communities, and the rural critical care fellowship will allow me that opportunity.

Benjamin Bell
Rural Critical Care Fellow

Name: Benjamin Bell

Hometown: Franklin Springs, GA

College: Emmanuel College

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia Campus

Outside Interests: Camping, Hiking, anything outdoors

Medical Interests: Full spectrum Family medicine. OB. Trauma/Critical care

Life before Medicine: Driving tractors

Favorite Music: A little bit of everything

Favorite Movies: Historical or based on real life events

Why you chose MFMR: While looking for a fellowship in Rural Critical Care, I came across this program, and knew that Billings was the best choice for me.

Contact: Billings Clinic Physician Recruitment

E-mail: physicianrecruiter@

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