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Application Process


Three positions are available each year in the Adult Lower Extremity Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.


To be eligible for the Adult Lower Extremity Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, applicants must have:

  • Passed one of the following examinations:
    • All three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
    • All three levels of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
    • Part one and two of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE)
  • The ability to obtain a Minnesota state medical license
  • Successfully completed an accredited orthopedic surgery residency by the appointment date. All required clinical education must be completed in one of the following:
    • An Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency program
    • An American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved residency program
    • A Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) accredited residency program located in Canada

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

You must apply through SF Match, a third-party application service. The fellowship participates in the match set forth by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline listed on the SF Match website. The academic year begins on August 1.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the SF Match website. Fill out a Central Application Service (CAS) application form, provide the required documents, and select our program for distribution.
  2. Applicants considered for an acceptance will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between January and March each year, approximately 1.5 years preceding the program start date.