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Surgical Pathology Fellowship (Minnesota)

Surgical Pathology Fellowship overview

Mayo Clinic's one-year Surgical Pathology Fellowship offers the opportunity to strengthen your knowledge and learn from an exceptionally diverse amount of pathologic material, including routine and unusual neoplastic and non-neoplastic specimens.

The Division of Anatomic Pathology at Mayo Clinic processes nearly 250,000 specimens annually, including 127,000 surgical cases, approximately 61,000 cytology cases and 59,000 consultative cases.

As a Surgical Pathology fellow at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., your rotation schedule will include:

  • Training in the frozen section laboratory
  • Participation in the sign-out of general surgical pathology
  • Training in Mayo Clinic's extensive consultation practice
  • Several elective rotations in subspecialty areas of your choice

The fellowship is a hands-on experience, featuring a high degree of responsibility in patient care, education and quality assurance programs.


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

Program history

The Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., began in 1919. Since then, more than 200 fellows have completed training in this program. Going forward, it is anticipated that nine trainees will complete the program each year.

  • July 23, 2012
  • ART863280