The Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine is composed of academic internists, geriatricians, palliative care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants caring for patients and families within the community. Primary Care Internal Medicine faculty is devoted to clinical practice, teaching and research.
Research facilities and groups
The following research facilities and resources at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, augment the Primary Care Internal Medicine Research Fellowship.
Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS)
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science is a support center designed to help those at Mayo Clinic involved in clinical research conducted with human subjects. CCaTS provides consultative and support services vital to the efficient conduct of clinical research.
Mayo Clinic has special interdisciplinary-focused research centers in several areas, including:
Division of Epidemiology
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 or therapeutic technologies.
Rochester Epidemiology Project
Population-based epidemiologic research can be conducted in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 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.
Science of health care delivery
The Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery emphasizes the development of innovative methods to improve the delivery of care to patients. These innovations can include improvement in health care outcomes, the patient experience or the value of health care. The methodologies include research methods, implementation science and continuous quality improvement.
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 400,000 volumes and subscriptions to 4,800 scientific, technical and medical periodicals. More than 4,000 journals are available electronically at the desktop.
Over 18,000 computer workstations are available throughout Mayo Clinic. As a fellow, you 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 is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You have direct access to the internal medicine faculty throughout your training in the Primary Care Internal Medicine Research Fellowship.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a dedicated faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Trainees meet with their advisers periodically throughout the program to review their progress and career goals, and ensure that their educational needs are being met. Advisers serve also as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.