Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of this fellowship. Daily noon conferences cover a wide variety of topics.
You are required to conduct some type of scholarly activity during your fellowship. Your research can be in the form of a chart review, a case report or an original investigation.
The residency call rotation is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
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. This is accomplished through an electronic process (Integrated Scheduling and Evaluation System – ISES) available 24/7 from any Mayo Clinic workstation or via remote access. ISES is linked to the Six Core Competencies identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Practice Based Learning and Improvement, and Systems-Based Practice.
Completed faculty evaluations are reviewed by the Program director who assigns a pass/fail grade based on the scores and comments by the faculty members.
Upon approval of the evaluation by the Program Director, the evaluation immediately becomes available electronically to the fellow in the ISES system. Fellows also have an opportunity to complete an evaluation of faculty following each rotation, as well as evaluating the program on an annual basis.