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Occupational Therapy Hand Fellowship (Minnesota)


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The Occupational Therapy Hand Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a full-time 54-week program. As a fellow, you will experience more than 1,500 hours of clinical practice and an additional 500 hours of individual mentored time from highly trained, board-certified and specialty-certified occupational therapists.

Didactic and laboratory education is integrated throughout the curriculum. Other curriculum content and directed learning activities include assisting with professional development, clinical mentoring and teaching occupational therapy students, and observing other medical specialty practices.

Requirements for fellowship completion include attending and presenting at journal clubs and educational Grand Rounds, as well as completing a final research project.

Grading or evaluation

The Occupational Therapy Hand Fellowship uses these evaluative tools:

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

Mayo Clinic's system of evaluation provides fellows and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct fellows who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities in student services through the Mayo Clinic School of Health Science.

Curriculum enhancements

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.