The General Internal Medicine Fellowship provides a one- to two-year postgraduate education experience in the rich academic and clinical environment of Mayo Clinic.
Trainees in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship choose from among several areas of focus, which are designed to provide specialized skills for developing careers in academic internal medicine. Focused training tracks include:
- Complementary and Integrative Medicine
- Medical Education
- Professionalism and Ethics
- Quality Improvement
- Women's Health
Qualified applicants to the Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Medical Education, Professionalism and Ethics, and Quality Improvement training tracks are considered from internal medicine residencies; qualified applicants to the Women's Health training track are considered from internal medicine, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology residencies.
All training tracks are flexible to meet the goals of each trainee. Trainees (with the exception of those in the Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine training tracks) have a continuity clinic in the Division of General Internal Medicine. Women's Health trainees participate in clinical rotations under the supervision of expert faculty across multiple disciplines relevant to women's health. Complementary and Integrative Medicine trainees have focused clinical training and participate in clinical rotations in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program. Significant opportunities for scholarship are available and scholarly work is an integral component of each training track.
Coursework and other educational experiences relevant to each training track are incorporated into the appropriate curriculum. For example, quality improvement trainees receive specialized training to be eligible for American Society for Quality certification by the end of the training program.
All trainees, regardless of training track, participate in faculty development, including training in medical education and quality improvement.
The General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota draws upon the extensive expertise of Division of General Internal Medicine faculty in complementary and integrative medicine, medical education, professionalism and ethics, quality improvement, and women's health.
The Women's Health training track, previously a stand-alone training program, incorporated into the General Internal Medicine Fellowship in 2012 and offers access to the extensive expertise of interdisciplinary faculty across Mayo Clinic. It is anticipated that up to three trainees will complete this program annually.