Department and Faculty

Research facilities and groups

The following research facilities and resources at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., augment the Primary Care Internal Medicine Research Fellowship.

  1. Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA) Service Center
    1. The CTSA Service Center is a support center designed to help those at Mayo Clinic involved in clinical research conducted with human subjects. The CTSA Service Center provides consultative and support services vital to the efficient conduct of clinical research.
  2. Division of Epidemiology
    1. In the Division of Epidemiology, research priorities are directed toward questions arising from programmatic areas of research excellence within the institution, as well as important clinical practice questions about the application of specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic technologies.
  3. Rochester Epidemiology Project
    1. Population-based epidemiologic research can be conducted in Olmsted County, Minn., because medical records for the entire population are available from most providers of care. The Rochester Epidemiology Project provides investigators with access to the details of the medical care provided to residents of Rochester and Olmsted County at Mayo Clinic and other area medical care facilities.

      The significance of the Rochester Epidemiology Project lies in its ability to provide accurate descriptive information for nearly any disease or syndrome and the ability to conduct population-based analytic studies of disease etiology and outcome. This may be the only source of such data for conditions treated predominantly on an outpatient basis.

Interdisciplinary research programs

Mayo Clinic has specially focused research centers in several areas, including:

Mayo Clinic Libraries

The collections of the Mayo Clinic Libraries cover the entirety of clinical medicine, biomedical research areas and allied fields. They comprise approximately 350,000 volumes and subscriptions to 4,300 scientific, technical and medical periodicals. More than 3,000 journals are available electronically at the desktop.

Computer services

Over 18,000 computer workstations are available throughout Mayo Clinic. As a fellow, you will have access to computerized intensive care units, a computerized medical record system, computerized laboratory results, computerized retrieval and review of radiological studies, and computerized literature and textbook access.


In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Mayo Clinic employs 580 full-time internal medicine faculty members, many of whom are recognized leaders in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training.


You will be assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities.

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July 24, 2012