Clinical and Laboratory Training

As a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases fellow, you will have access to clinical training in the in-patient and outpatient setting and exposure to a variety of patients with infectious diseases resulting from organ and bone marrow/stem cell transplants.

An outline of a typical rotation schedule follows, but can be tailored slightly to fit specific career interests.


Rotation Length
Clinical Transplantation Infectious Diseases, including in-patient and out-patient consultation 8 months
Electives in Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplantation and Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2 months
Research Elective 2 months

Rotation Descriptions

Clinical Transplant Infectious Diseases

The transplantation infectious diseases clinical consultation service is an integral part of the transplant teams in solid organ and marrow/stem cell transplantation. During this rotation, you will by supervised by an experienced clinician with expertise in clinical transplantation infectious diseases, and evaluate and manage complex infection problems in the hospital and out-patient setting.

Research Elective

You will spend two months conducting clinical or laboratory research in cooperation with clinical and laboratory investigators in infectious diseases. Basic science projects are also available in cooperation with biochemistry, experimental pathology, immunology, molecular biology, molecular genetics and pharmacology.

The focus of basic research in transplantation infectious diseases centers upon regulation of virus/host interactions, and the regulation of apoptosis during infectious disease.

Clinical research which complements basic science observations is also performed. Research papers authored by fellows in this lab have been published in the Journal of Virology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Blood, Cell Death and Differentiation, AIDS, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Clinical Infectious Diseases, amongst others.

Didactic Training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and on-on-one instruction are all an integral part of the Transplantation Infectious Diseases Fellowship. For example, a variety of conferences are available, including transplant Grand Rounds, transplantation core curriculum, journal clubs, infectious diseases core and clinical conferences and visiting faculty dinners. You will be expected to present one transplantation Grand Rounds discussion on your research or another infectious diseases topic.