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Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 12-month postgraduate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Critical Care Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. The program trains highly qualified graduate nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to become skilled, compassionate and efficient critical care providers.

Program highlights

The curriculum contains diverse didactic instruction and direct patient care clinical experience embedded in the foundation of Mayo Clinic: excellence in patient care, education and research. This program provides the graduate NP or PA with the training needed to deliver the highest quality care to critically ill or injured patients.

Community-based experience

We are excited to announce that for the 2022 fellowship cycle we will be offering a community based critical care fellowship that offers at least six months of practice at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire with the remainder of the year fellowship being spent in Rochester.

The program is designed to combine attributes of both community and academic training models. Hybrid graduates will exit with the knowledge, experience, and direct patient care skills to integrate seamlessly into both academic and community-based practice.

Uniquely, MCHS – Eau Claire will allow fellows to care for patients with pathology spanning several organ systems. The Eau Claire critical care unit is mixed with medical, cardiac, trauma, neurosurgery, and cardiac surgery patients in one space. This program highlight allows you to think globally, and fully prepares you for your next steps after completing this fellowship.

Completion and certification

Upon graduation, you receive a certificate from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences documenting completion of a one-year postgraduate fellowship in critical care medicine. This certificate verifies that you have completed all the components listed in the syllabus. Such experience and training will allow you to be more competitive for critical care provider positions.

Accreditation information

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Program goals

  • Acquire a deep and broad knowledge base of the common disease processes for which patients are hospitalized, understanding the pathophysiology, various presenting clinical presentations and disease prognosis
  • Develop a diverse differential diagnosis and respective diagnostic and treatment plan based on the patient's presenting symptoms along with evidence-based, cost-effective medical care
  • Enhance knowledge of critically ill or injured patients
  • Increase and perfect critical-thinking skills 
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