Overview

Program description

The Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a one- or two-year program. Based in Mayo Clinic's Molecular Genetics Laboratory, the fellowship provides experience in DNA testing for inherited diseases, as well as oncology and hematology. Optional training in other clinical laboratories that utilize molecular diagnostics is available to you. Your allocation of time between clinical applications and research is also flexible.

For M.D.s who are already board-certified in pathology or medical genetics, this training provides eligibility to take the examination in molecular genetic pathology offered jointly by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).

Accreditation

This fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Certification

M.D. fellows who have already completed two years of an accredited medical genetics residency are eligible to take the specialty examination after one year of training. The Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship is structured to meet eligibility requirements to take the examination in molecular genetic pathology that is jointly offered by the ABP and ABMGG.

Program history

The Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship began at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2001. We anticipate that two trainees will complete this program annually.

Sept. 22, 2017