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Program Highlights

Mayo Clinic is an exciting place to learn and practice. Here is a snapshot of its environment, which gives you a look at what makes Mayo a world leader in medical education, research and health care.

The Learning Community

  • 28 currently GI fellows; 8-9 per year; 21 percent female.
  • Up to 30 GI clinical scholar positions; 1-3 CI/NIH positions.
  • 18 residency programs represented.
  • More than 2,780 residents, fellows, and predoctoral students at Mayo Clinic Rochester.
  • More than 600 Internal Medicine faculty (no private attendings).
  • 76 on staff in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; 20 percent female.

Patient Base and Care Environment

  • On a typical day, approximately 5,700 patients receive care at Mayo Clinic Rochester.
  • Approximately 80 percent of patients are from Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin.
  • Approximately 33 percent of patients are covered by Medicare, and 10 to 15 percent of trainees' patients are from underserved communities.
  • Average of 44,000 outpatient Gastroenterology and Hepatology visits per year.
  • Average number of procedures done at Mayo Clinic yearly:
  • Colonoscopy 16,100
  • EGD 13,600
  • EUS 2,400
  • ERCP 1,700
  • Complex 3,200
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester's two hospitals and clinic buildings are all within walking distance.
  • Multiple departments ranked in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report "National Top 10 Specialty Rankings":
    • GI #1
    • Endocrinology #1
    • Neurology #2
    • Cardiology #2
    • Pulmonary #2
    • Nephrology #2
    • Oncology #3
    • Geriatrics #5

Fellowship Outcomes

  • 2005-2009 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certifying Examination Pass Rate of 100 percent.
  • Mean percentile rank In-Training Examination score for Mayo GI fellows 74 percent, nationally.
  • Outcomes of GI fellows year after training: ~65 percent academics; ~35 percent private practice.
  • Approximately one-third of fellows pursue advanced fellowship training.
  • Mayo fellows have competed in the national GI Jeopardy contest at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meeting most years since the contest inception, winning on multiple occasions.


  • Research Funding - Extramural funding, including NIH awards, $19 million.
  • 1,884 articles/editorials/reviews for Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty over past five years (greater than one paper per day).
  • Average scholarly activity per fellow in 2009 class: eight presentations, eight publications, six abstracts.
  • Fellows average four to six Mayo-sponsored trips for scientific presentation, yearly regional attendance trip per trainee and one trip for attendance per trainee during 2nd or 3rd year.
  • Access to Olmsted County patient database in order to perform population-based studies.

Fellowship Highlights

  • Over three years, fellows spend on average 16 percent of their time in the outpatient settings, 22 percent inpatient, 22 percent procedures, 7 percent elective, and 33 percent research.
  • Average procedures/fellow: EGDs-630, Colonoscopies-530, PEGs-25, Bleeders-90.
  • No in-house call required on any rotation; 3.5 months home call; and six months need to be available by pager at night for infrequent questions by residents or teams requesting consultations, over the three-year fellowship.
  • Elective opportunities (with travel and housing provided) are available at Mayo Clinic sites in Florida, Arizona or community practices at Mayo Health System sites.
  • Rotations in viral hepatitis clinic in standard curriculum with elective time available in the HIV clinic.
  • Dedicated bleeding team/emergency endoscopy rotation: Two months.
  • One year of dedicated mentored research time in area of interest to the fellow.
  • Annual research retreat allows fellows to meet with Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty researchers.
  • Stipends: PGY-4: $53,325, PGY-5: $55,626, PGY-6: $57,741, as of June 2010.
  • Vacation: 15 days/year.
  • Trip allowance: 10 days/year for presentation; one attendance-only trip during fellowship; yearly attendance for regional meeting.
  • Opportunity for attendance at Mayo Board Review Course on annual basis.
  • Seven advanced fellowship programs: Endoscopy (one position), Liver (three positions), Motility (one position), IBD (one position), Esophageal (one position), Pancreas (one position), GI Neoplasia (one position).


  • Industry leader for electronic medical record, which includes online X-ray viewing.
  • Web-based electronic curriculum for each rotation.
  • Up-to-date and extensive array of electronic textbooks provided free to trainees.
  • Enhanced computer access, including clinical access from home.
  • Consistently updated fellow Web site with quick navigation to schedules, etc.
  • Web-based evaluations of faculty, rotations, and residents/students.
  • Simulation Center state-of-the-art experiences.
  • Competency-based training.
  • Mayo Fellows Association.
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