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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology Fellowship (Minnesota)


Mayo Clinic hematology NP/PA with hospital patient

Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 12-month postgraduate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. This fellowship provides structured training for highly qualified graduate nurse practitioners and physician assistants interested in developing a rewarding career in hematology.

The curriculum contains didactic in-class education, research, and mentored clinical rotations in both inpatient and outpatient practice in hematology and blood and marrow transplant. Upon completion of this structured training, you will establish high levels of hematology-specific clinical judgment and best patient care skills in the practice of an autonomous-collaborative and multidisciplinary team approach.

Program goals

The fellowship aims to provide you with the ability to:

  • Acquire knowledge of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and disease prognosis of common benign and malignant hematology disorders
  • Strengthen physical assessment and critical thinking skills to provide high-quality, evidence-based, and cost-effective care
  • Establish diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, and evaluate treatment outcomes
  • Integrate a broad knowledge base of disease process and treatment as well as spiritual and cultural diversity needs to enhance education to patients and families
  • Develop effective communication and presentation skills


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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and substantial research and education facilities. This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Mayo Clinic Gonda Building at night

Graduation and certification

Upon graduation, you receive a certificate from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences documenting successful completion of the 12-month postgraduate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology Fellowship. This certificate verifies that you have completed all of the components outlined in the curriculum and have achieved program competencies.

The experience and training provided during this fellowship prepares you to practice and allows you to be more competitive for hematology positions.


For the majority of the fellowship, the learning schedule includes primarily weekday hours with approximately 40 hours weekly. This does not include additional time spent on didactic responsibilities. The rotations may vary with eight- to 12-hour days, four to five days a week depending on outpatient or inpatient schedule. 

The program provides you with four hours every other week as dedicated research time to achieve the best learning opportunities in clinical research to improve patient care outcomes.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits up to two trainees to the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology Fellowship. This ensures that you receive tailored instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.