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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.

Learning community

  • 30 current gastroenterology fellows (seven a year; 43 percent female)
  • Up to 24 gastroenterology Clinical Scholar Track positions as well as one to six National Institutes of Health-Sponsored Track positions
  • 20 residency programs represented
  • More than 3,100 residents, fellows and students
  • More than 600 internal medicine faculty (no private attendings)
  • 80 staff members in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (20 percent female)

Patient base and care environment

  • On a typical day, approximately 5,700 patients receive care at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • 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 27,000 outpatient gastroenterology and hepatology visits a year.
  • Average number of procedures done at Mayo Clinic yearly:
    • Colonoscopy: 18,723
    • EGD: 17,111
    • EUS: 2,337
    • ERCP: 5,399
    • Complex: 8,500
    • Motility: 2,824
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester (Saint Marys campus and Methodist campus) and all clinic buildings are within walking distance.
  • Many Mayo departments ranked in the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report specialty rankings:
    • Gastroenterology and GI surgery: No. 1
    • Diabetes and endocrinology: No. 1
    • Ear, nose and throat: No. 1
    • Geriatrics: No. 1
    • Gynecology: No. 1
    • Nephrology: No. 1
    • Neurology and neurosurgery: No. 1
    • Pulmonology: No. 1
    • Cardiology and heart surgery: No. 2
    • Orthopedics: No. 2
    • Cancer: No. 3

Fellowship outcomes

  • 2009-2013 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certification Examination pass rate of 100 percent.
  • Mean percentile rank In-Training Examination score for Mayo gastroenterology fellows is 94 percent, nationally.
  • Outcomes of gastroenterology fellows one year after training: approximately 70 percent academics and approximately 30 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, is $22 million.
  • Over the past five years, 2,028 articles, editorials and reviews by Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty (more than one paper a day).
  • Average scholarly activity per fellow in 2013 class: 10 presentations, 10 publications and eight abstracts. See our fellows' publications.
  • Fellows average six to 10 Mayo-sponsored trips for scientific presentation, with a yearly regional attendance trip per trainee and one trip for attendance per trainee during the second or third year.
  • Access to Olmsted County, Minnesota, patient database in order to perform population-based studies.

Fellowship highlights

  • Over three years, fellows spend on average 16 percent of their time in outpatient settings, 22 percent in inpatient settings, 22 percent in procedures, 7 percent in electives and 33 percent doing research.
  • No in-house call is required on any rotation. There is 3 1/2 months of home call, and six months when fellows need to be available by pager at night for infrequent questions by residents or teams requesting consultations, during the three-year fellowship.
  • Elective opportunities (with travel and housing provided) are available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona and Florida or in community practices at Mayo Clinic Health System sites.
  • There are rotations in the viral hepatitis clinic within the standard curriculum, with elective time available in the HIV clinic.
  • Dedicated bleeding team and emergency endoscopy rotation of two to three months.
  • One year of dedicated mentored research time in an area of interest to the fellow.
  • An annual research retreat allows fellows to meet with Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty researchers.
  • Stipends: See current stipend levels.
  • Vacation: 15 days a year.
  • Trip allowance: 10 days a year for presentations; one attendance-only trip during fellowship; yearly attendance for regional meeting.
  • Opportunity for attendance at Mayo Board Review Course on annual basis.
  • Many advanced fellowship opportunities


  • 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 and on mobile devices
  • Consistently updated fellow website with quick navigation to schedules and more
  • Web-based evaluations of faculty, rotations, and residents and students
  • State-of-the-art experiences in the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
  • Observation cameras and iPads
  • Competency-based training
  • Mayo Fellows Association
  • April 9, 2015
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