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Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program Description

Mayo Clinic offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship Program offering you exposure to a broad spectrum of biopsy material and surgical specimens relating to gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease.

Mayo Clinic's annual volume of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary specimens includes:

  • Nearly 20,000 in-house endoscopic GI biopsy cases, and 2,000 extramural consultation cases
  • More than 2,000 liver biopsies, including 400 from liver transplant patients and more than 600 in the extramural consultation practice.
  • A large-volume surgical practice with broad exposure to resected gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers.

The fellowship combines diagnostic training with opportunities for basic science and clinicopathologic research projects. There are also extensive opportunities for interactions with clinical colleagues in the form of working conferences (reviewing and discussing material from active patients), teaching conferences (explaining pathology to clinicians and clinical trainees) and attendance at clinical conferences.


This fellowship program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Fellows are evaluated at the completion of each rotation, which may range in length from four to 12 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.

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