The one-year Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers advanced training in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. This fellowship is designed for physicians who are planning a career in gastroenterology as an investigative and consultative therapeutic endoscopist. Procedures performed at Mayo Clinic include endoscopic ultrasound procedures (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures, and other complex endoscopic procedures such as radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy. It is not possible to master all endoscopic techniques in the course of one year, but the fellowship can be tailored to accomplish the goals of the successful applicant.
Like all advanced endoscopy training programs in the United States, this is an unaccredited one-year fellowship.
The current form of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship began in 2006, which resulted from combining Mayo Clinic's Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Ultrasound Fellowship (initially started in 2000) and the Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/ERCP Fellowship (initially started in 1994).
Collectively, there have been approximately 30 physicians who have completed their advanced endoscopic training at Mayo Clinic. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this combined fellowship annually and that it will be filled yearly.