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Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship (Minnesota)

Trainee Life

Mayo Clinic cardiovascular fellows at a workout class

Trainees in the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship love all that Mayo Clinic and Rochester have to offer. We'll support you both inside and outside of the Mayo Clinic campus to promote wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Wellness initiatives

As a trainee, your physical and mental health is a priority to both Mayo Clinic and the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases. Trainees have access to several resources to promote well being, as well as time off clinical duties to attend appointments.

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center

Trainees taking a yoga class at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.Trainees have access to the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center (DAHLC), which is located on both Mayo Clinic campuses (downtown and Saint Marys) in Rochester, Minnesota. This state-of-the-art fitness facility offers basic classes (including free weights, stretching, cardio, and more), drop-in classes, evaluation services, group training, virtual personal training, and virtual wellness coaching.

Membership to the DAHLC is available at a low cost to trainees and their families through payroll deduction.

Student Services

Cardiovascular diseases fellow works on a computer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.The Student Services office provides resources to promote academic, emotional, social, financial, and physical well-being. Career and academic services include academic advising, peer tutoring, and accommodations for learners with disabilities or health conditions. Mental health counseling, interview practice, and a variety of enrichment sessions on topics like budgeting, resiliency, and stress and burn-out are also available through the Student Services office.

Groups on campus

Several groups on campus help you connect with other fellows and their families, such as the Mayo Fellows Association, the Mayo Families' Connection, and Mayo Employee Resource Groups.Several groups on campus help you connect with other fellows and their families, such as the Mayo Fellows Association, the Mayo Families' Connection, and Mayo Employee Resource Groups. These groups help enhance your training by providing and organizing wellness initiatives and social activities.

Workshops for spouses and significant others are also available. 

Accompanying Talent

Mayo Clinic is committed to help your spouse and/or significant other find employment prior to your move to Rochester. This program, referred to as Accompanying Talent, is available to all matched trainees and has contacts with employers in Rochester, the surrounding area, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

We offer opportunities for your spouse or significant other to connect with opportunities at Mayo Clinic as well as with external companies. Personalized support is available, including:

  • Career counseling
  • Resume writing and interviewing workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Invitation-only networking
  • Informational interviews or job observations

Destination Medical Center

Skyline in Rochester, Minnesota.

The state of Minnesota has partnered with Mayo Clinic and others to develop Rochester as a global Destination Medical Center. This 20-year economic development initiative aims to create the highest quality patient, visitor, and community member experience in Rochester both now and in the future.

Current priorities include:

  • Discovery Square. This 16-block sub-district is a science hub where world-leading medical practitioners, educators, researchers, and businesses connect.
  • Heart of the City. The core of downtown Rochester, Heart of the City, extends and enhances public spaces to create active and engaging experiences for residents and visitors with activities and events, hotels, restaurants, shops, and boutiques.

As a Destination Medical Center, Rochester is a great place to live, work, and play.Fellows at Mayo Clinic participate in CardioNerds, a case based cardiovascular education series.

CardioNerds

Fellows participate in CardioNerds, a case-based cardiovascular education series, which showcases cardiovascular education, promotes diversity and inclusion, and introduces residents to cardiovascular fellowship training programs. Their mission is to democratize cardiovascular education.

CardioNerds is teamed up with ACC FIT.

I was apprehensive before moving to Rochester, but I've been quite surprised. It is not your average Midwestern small town. Because of Mayo's reputation, the population here is quite diverse and that expands the experiences and cuisines we have here. In spite of all of that, it still maintains its small-town charm. There's minimal traffic. It's easy to get around. It's a great place for families. Four years down the line, I have no regrets.

Shravya Vinnakota, M.B.B.S.
Cardiovascular Diseases Fellow