Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic in Florida's Division of Rheumatology focuses on providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases in a setting of active basic and clinical research, as well as education. Physicians see more than 10,000 people with rheumatic diseases each year. A variety of arthritis types are diagnosed and treated within the division, including common diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, as well as rare diseases such as relapsing polychondritis and multicentric reticulohistiocytosis.
The Division of Rheumatology is composed of five staff doctors (called "consultants" at Mayo Clinic), one fellow in training and one allied health staff. Consultants are involved in clinical practice and research.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, faculty members involved in the Rheumatology Fellowship are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of the faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. During your training in this fellowship, you will have direct access to the rheumatology faculty at Mayo Clinic and at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Jacksonville.
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 Jacksonville and to the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You will be encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.