Adult reconstructive surgeons at work

Graduate medical education in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, provides extensive exposure to — and experience in — the evaluation and management of complex hip and knee problems in adolescents and adults.

The fellowship consists of four three-month rotations in which you work one-on-one with faculty. You perform preoperative consultations, participate actively in surgical procedures, and are directly involved in postoperative patient management.

Additionally, you are active in educational conferences and the development of research projects leading to presentation and publication.

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience


The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Currently, no certificate of added qualification (CAQ) or subspecialty certification is offered nationally for adult reconstructive surgery.

Program history

The Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, began in 2004 and received ACGME accreditation in 2009. One trainee will complete this program annually.

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