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Program description

Mayo Clinic's three-year Infectious Diseases Fellowship offers in-depth training and extensive experience in clinical practice, education and research. Mayo Clinic is a major tertiary care center involved in the management of infectious diseases in patients from locations around the world.

The vast mix of clinical syndromes seen at Mayo Clinic ensures that trainees become skilled in the management of common and uncommon infectious diseases. The panoply of illnesses seen at Mayo also provides excellent educational experience in clinical and laboratory research opportunities.

At Mayo Clinic, fellows work closely with more than 30 experienced, world-renowned faculty members to ensure their growth in clinical care, research and education. Mayo's referral laboratory serves the microbiologic and serologic needs of medical centers globally.

Mayo Clinic's long-standing tradition of practicing both the art and science of medicine was founded on the belief that the needs of the patient come first. In the care of the patients, physicians need to work together, teach and learn from others, and conduct research to provide sustained, excellent patient care.

Physicians, scientists, residents, students, nurses and allied health staff members work as a team at Mayo Clinic. Staff clinicians and scientists are called consultants in recognition of their teaching and mentoring role on the team. The Mayo Clinic way of graduate medical education provides the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on fellowship.


The Infectious Diseases Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


This fellowship fulfills the requirements for infectious disease training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Fellows are eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in infectious diseases upon completion of their fellowship.

Program history

The Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Fellowship began in 1961. The program has evolved to include a robust basic, translational and clinical research component and several subspecialty clinical rotations.

As of July 2014, nearly 120 physicians have completed this program. Four fellows complete their training annually. See our fellowship highlights, benefits and rotation details.

Related programs

Other Mayo Clinic fellowships related to infectious diseases:

May 18, 2015