Clinical training

The level of clinical commitment during this fellowship is carefully tailored to allow you an opportunity to maintain your clinical skills while providing ample opportunity to complete course work and clinical research.

During the Primary Care Internal Medicine Research Fellowship, you will maintain a weekly ambulatory continuity clinic practice in the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine.

Didactic training

During the Primary Care Internal Medicine Research Fellowship, you will participate in many didactic conferences sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, including:

  • Medical Grand Rounds
  • Clinical Decision-Making Journal Club
  • HEDER (Healthcare Delivery Research) Meetings
  • Primary Care Internal Medicine Tuesday Morning Conferences

Research training

Research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. A key portion of the fellowship involves development and execution of a research project under the supervision and mentorship of one of Mayo Clinic's clinician-researchers with the aim of publication in a peer-reviewed journal. You will be expected to present your research results at a national meeting. You will be assisted by the program director to define an area of research interest and identify a research mentor early in your fellowship.

Certificate program in Clinical and Translational Science

As part of this fellowship, you will obtain a certificate in Clinical and Translational Science. This certificate program requires a minimum of 12 credits. Core courses include biostatistics, clinical epidemiology and clinical research methods. A publishable manuscript of the research project will be required for completion.

Career development

You will meet periodically throughout the fellowship with faculty members, administrators and the program director to discuss your career goals.


Your performance will be monitored during the course of your fellowship to ensure that you gain proficiency and develop the corresponding technical skills and knowledge. You are formally evaluated by your supervising faculty mentor during your continuity clinic experience and by your research mentor to evaluate your progress. You will also meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty.

July 20, 2012