Neuropathology Fellowship (Minnesota)
The Mayo Clinic Fellowship Program in Neuropathology provides two years of intensive training in neuropathology, leading to subspecialty certification by the American Board of Pathology.
The program emphasizes the development of diagnostic skills and the ability to synthesize clinico-pathological correlations. As a trainee in this program, you will:
- Develop skills in diagnostic neuropathology of surgical and autopsy cases.
- Interpret lesions by light and electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and new techniques of tissue diagnosis.
- Participate in dedicated rotations in neuromuscular and peripheral nerve laboratories.
- Gain experience in the interpretation of eye specimen tissue.
Teaching sets and archival material spanning many decades is available, which include clinical summaries, gross and microscopic images and microscopic slides.
At Mayo Clinic, your research opportunities will include participation in active studies of:
- Neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, Huntington disease, frontotemporal dementias, motor neuron diseases and multiple system atrophy)
- Demyelinating and neoplastic diseases
- Neuro-oncology, neuroimmunology and neuromuscular disorders
During the fellowship you will develop and maintain close relationships with Mayo Clinic's neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology services.
This fellowship program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
After you successfully complete Mayo Clinic's Neuropathology Fellowship, you will be eligible for certification in neuropathology by the American Board of Pathology.
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 the 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.