Clinical Training

During your first year of rheumatology training, you can expect three to four months on the inpatient consulting service. Also, during the first year, you will rotate through the outpatient rheumatology practice and participate in an elective rotation or two.

Your second year will be committed to research, while the third year will be committed to the remainder of the clinical rotations (inpatient-consulting and outpatient/electives).

Three-year schedule of rotations Length
Hospital Consulting Service 6-9 months
Research 12-14 months
Outpatient Rheumatology and Internal Medicine 8-10 months
Electives 3-8 months

Didactic Training
There will be numerous opportunities to participate in the various departmental and divisional conferences, seminars and journal clubs.

Research Training
Some of the most productive investigators in rheumatology are consultants at Mayo Clinic. You will have opportunities to actively participate in investigative processes by training with these consultants and their colleagues. These opportunities are available to those with interest in basic science, clinical research (such as clinical trails of therapeutic agents), as well as epidemiologic and outcomes studies.

Opportunities exist to obtain a Master's Degree or Certificate in Clinical Research during your fellowship, although this may extend the duration of your training program.

Call Frequency
The fellowship call rotation is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Teaching Opportunities
Opportunities are available for teaching rotating residents and medical students.

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your program training. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and will meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.