Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship (Minnesota)
Mayo Clinic offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship Program during which you will learn to understand and diagnose routine, complex and esoteric pathologic specimens relating to cardiovascular conditions and diseases.
Your fellowship experience will include the interpretation of tissues related to:
- Congenital heart disease
- Ischemic heart disease
- Valvular heart disease
- Cardiomyopathy and myocarditis
- Systemic and pulmonary hypertension
- Neoplastic heart disease
- Cardiovascular trauma
- Pericardial disease
- Aortic disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Diseases of the veins and lymphatics
- Cardiac transplantation
This flexible fellowship includes diagnostic, research, and educational experiences in cardiovascular pathology.
You also will participate in a variety of clinical and pathology conferences.
This fellowship program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 1981 and since that time, six trainees have completed their training in this program. Going forward, it is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually.
Fellows are evaluated at the completion of each rotation, which may range in length from four to eight weeks. Evaluations assess fellow competence in (1) patient care; (2) medical knowledge; (3) professionalism; (4) systems-based practice; (5) practice-based learning and improvement; and (6) interpersonal and communication skills.
At least two times per year the program director meets with each fellow to review their evaluations and discuss professional growth. In addition, allied health staff and residents are asked to evaluate the fellow's performance periodically.
Fellows are able to view their evaluations electronically. Final written summative evaluations are completed for each fellow upon completion of the program.