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Solid organ transplant physicians and fellows gathering post-surgery

Trainee experience

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Solid Organ Transplant Fellowship prepares individuals for professional practice in a transplant center.

During this program, learning experiences will allow the fellow to:

  • Enhance transplant care knowledge
  • Increase critical-thinking skills
  • Improve time management (multitasking and triaging as appropriate)
  • Develop and enhance transplant procedures and skills
  • Foster leadership opportunities in transplantation

Didactic course work

The fellowship includes lectures, online modules, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center activities, Grand Rounds, and educational conferences.

Clinical training and rotations

The fellowship may include (but is not limited to) these rotations:

  • Introduction to transplant
  • Hepatology and liver transplantation
  • Kidney failure and transplantation
  • Lung failure and transplantation
  • Heart failure and transplantation
  • Transplant surgical service
  • Critical care (Transplant ICU)
  • Critical care (Cardiothoracic Transplant ICU)
  • Procedures
  • Elective

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

Schedule and hours

For the majority of the fellowship, the learning schedule includes primarily weekday hours with approximately 40 hours weekly in the transplant center.

Your learning schedule may include varying shift lengths and rotating shifts, weekend shifts, and holiday shifts. This does not include additional time spent on didactic and additional course work.

Department and faculty

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Solid Organ Transplant Fellowship is coordinated and taught by the clinical, scientific, and technical staff of Mayo Clinic.

Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. Fellows will work closely with APPs as well as physicians in subspecialty clinics and hospital rotations. You have direct access to these individuals throughout the training program.

Visiting professors and lecturers

A hallmark of higher education excellence is the breadth and depth of information and experience provided to students by faculty and visiting experts. Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year to lecture on their areas of medical and scientific expertise.

As a fellow of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, you are encouraged to learn from these valuable resources by attending all conferences, lectures, and seminars prepared for students, residents, fellows, and consulting staff.


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


Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Graduation and certification

Upon graduation, fellows receive a Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences certificate documenting completion of a 12-month postgraduate fellowship in solid organ transplantation. This certificate verifies that each fellow has completed all the components listed in the syllabus. Such experience and training will allow fellows to be more competitive for transplant provider positions.