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Clinical training

During the 12 months of clinical training in the Vascular Medicine Fellowship, you follow the management of inpatients in the hospital and outpatients in the clinical setting with medical problems related to peripheral and cerebral vascular disease and also manage their postoperative care.

Rotation schedule

This is a typical rotation schedule for the fellowship.

Outpatient vascular consultations 8 weeks
Thrombophilia — Coagulation lab 4 weeks
Wound care 4 weeks
Vascular hospital consulting service 8 weeks
Duplex ultrasound 4 weeks
Vascular lab 6-8 weeks
Interventional radiology 4 weeks
Vascular surgery 4 weeks
Research 4 weeks
Electives 4 weeks

Additional electives

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Early Atherosclerosis Clinic
  • Vasculitis Clinic
  • Research

Call frequency

Your call schedule is different for each rotation. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) regarding duty hour expectations.

Research training

Although the fellowship is primarily a clinical fellowship, you are expected to perform clinical research under the direction of supervising faculty.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of this fellowship. Daily noon conferences cover a wide variety of topics.


As part of this program, you are expected to attend required educational conferences provided by the cardiovascular department, including weekly Cardiovascular Grand Rounds.

Teaching opportunities

Opportunities are available for you to teach rotating residents and medical students.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop appropriate technical skills to meet program expectations, your performance is monitored carefully during the Vascular Medicine Fellowship. You are formally evaluated by supervising faculty members on a quarterly basis with review of written evaluations from all key clinical faculty with whom you have had contact during the previous quarter. Meetings with the program director are scheduled on a quarterly basis to review these evaluations.

In addition, you have the opportunity to complete an evaluation of faculty after each rotation, as well as an evaluation of the program on an annual basis to ensure that your educational needs are being met.