Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 12-month postgraduate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
This comprehensive postgraduate program is designed to provide structured specialty training and education for nurse practitioners (NPs) or physician assistants (PAs). The fellowship curriculum is founded on the Mayo Clinic principle that the clinical practice drives research and education. Our curriculum is comprised of didactic learning, research, and mentored outpatient and inpatient rotations related to an interprofessional, collaborative gastroenterology and hepatology practice. The program is intended for all practitioners, both new graduates and practicing NPs or PAs, who are interested in establishing a rewarding career in gastroenterology and hepatology.
Throughout the fellowship program, you will work closely with the renowned faculty of distinguished physicians and the highly recognized and specialized NPs and PAs of the leading Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division in the nation.
Completion and certification
Upon graduating, you will receive a certificate from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences documenting successful completion of a 12-month postgraduate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship. This certificate verifies that each fellow has completed all of the components outlined in the curriculum and has achieved program competencies.
The experience and training provided prepares you to be more competitive when applying for gastroenterology and hepatology positions.
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The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship aims to provide you with the ability to:
- Know the principles underlying the profession of gastroenterology and hepatology, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical presentation, disease prognosis, and pharmacology
- Acquire skills of history taking, examination, evaluation, and health promotion and prevention
- Demonstrate knowledge of indications and interpretation of results of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
- Apply skills of compassionate, high-quality, evidence-based, culturally-sensitive, cost-effective, and safe-patient care
- Develop organizational, effective communication, and presentation skills
- Enhance critical thinking and leadership skills
- Integrate spiritual and cultural needs to enhance education to patients and families
- Practice both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary and interprofessional clinical team and health care system
- Learn the multifaceted roles of an active professional, including clinician, educator, researcher, advocate, and lifelong learner