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Clinical Training

During the program, you will acquire skills in patient diagnosis and management, procedural techniques, teaching and research.

Rotation Schedule

The following is a typical rotation schedule:

Rotation Length
Outpatient - Liver Transplant 1-1.5 months
Inpatient - Liver Transplant Service 4-5 months
Outpatient - Hepatobiliary Clinic 2.5-3.5 months
Hepatology Research 3-4 months

Didactic Training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all integral parts of the program.

Research Training

Innovation and clinical research have enabled Mayo Clinic to remain at the forefront of liver transplantation. For example, the new allocation system for liver transplantation (MELD Score) was first proposed, designed, and tested by physicians at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Over the last decade, hundreds of publications and talks have been presented by Mayo Clinic staff at national and international meetings. Mayo Clinic is renowned for its leadership role in the transplantation of patients with the entire gamut of liver disorders and diseases.

As a hepatology fellow, you will participate in clinical research projects with dozens of potential projects to choose from. Many of our staff hepatologists and hepatobiliary surgeons conduct research. They welcome participation from fellows.


One year is spent on focused training and research, therefore moonlighting is generally not allowed.


To ensure you gain proficiency and develop the corresponding technical skills, your performance is monitored throughout this program. You are formally evaluated by your supervising faculty member following the completion of each clinical rotation; and then meet accordingly with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure your educational goals are being met.

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