Department and Faculty

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology provides centralized clinical laboratory services for Mayo Clinic in Rochester through the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Cytogenetics Laboratory and Biochemical Genetics Laboratory. More than 500,000 laboratory tests are performed annually in the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory using more than 150 procedures. Specimens are submitted not only from Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn., but also from outside sources through Mayo Medical Laboratories, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Close collaboration with the clinical departments at Mayo and in particular the Department of Medical Genetics' Metabolic Clinic allows the fellow to assess laboratory findings in light of the complete clinical context.


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. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are recognized leaders in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.


You will be assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser will also 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 noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

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