The Mayo Clinic Otolaryngology Research Fellowship program is available for three or four highly motivated research fellows an academic year.

The position is a yearlong, unpaid position open to applicants who have a bachelor's degree and are either enrolled in, or have completed, medical school. Prior research experience is helpful but not required.

Applicants are required to have a working knowledge of word processing and basic spreadsheet functions in Excel. Highly competitive applicants will have experience with electronic medical records, data management software such as Excel and RedCap, and may have some experience with basic statistical software such as R, Stata, JMP and SASS.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with a deadline of April 1. The application committee will review applications by April 15 and may ask top candidates for phone interviews. The program will extend offers to accepted candidates by May 1. The program runs annually from July 1 to June 30 each academic year.

To apply, please send the following to Jessica M. O'Neill at

  • One-page cover letter sharing your goals for your research year and any particular research interests you may have (Note: specific research question not required at this stage)
  • Up-to-date medical school transcript or copy of undergraduate graduation certification
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

For more information, please contact:

Jessica M. O'Neill, Research Program Coordinator

  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Mayo Clinic
    Gonda Building, 12th Floor
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Phone: 507-293-0871
  • Email: