Brain Injury Rehabilitation Medicine fellow with a patient at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Graduate medical education in physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine at Mayo Clinic

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The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is a one-year program to thoroughly develop trainee skills related to patient evaluation, management, data collection, and interpretation in a wide variety of patients with acquired brain injuries.

Clinical experience is a combination of acute inpatient rehabilitation, hospital consultation, and outpatient practice including care of adult patients with:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Sports-related concussion
  • Brain neoplasm
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hypoxic brain injury
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Infection
  • Parkinson's disease

Mayo Clinic is Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accredited for inpatient stroke, and inpatient and outpatient brain injury. It is also a Joint Commission accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Level I Trauma Center.

Mayo Clinic has a thriving acquired brain injury practice in which all providers work together in a collegial atmosphere. Fellows have the opportunity to work with and learn from colleagues in psychiatry, radiology, neurology, neurosurgery, and trauma surgery.

The fellowship includes one to two months of dedicated research time. Mayo has tremendous resources to help facilitate career growth in the area of research, including a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model Systems grant with many research opportunities available.


The Mayo Clinic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship is accredited by the Review Committee for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, under delegated authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, graduates are eligible to take the subspecialty Brain Injury Medicine exam offered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Program history

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 2017 and accepted its first fellow in July 2018. One fellow will complete this program annually.

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Campus and community

Rochester, MN

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Stipend and benefits