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Fellow 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 Medicine. 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.

  • Dan Abraham Health Living Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7OLDXcTtXA&list=PLijUmSxlCLn-JP5dDXYwo4jpRooQYY03T&index=3
  • A look inside the Dan Abraham Health Living Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-65NDLr38U

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.

Well-being

Cardiovascular diseases fellow works on a computer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.The Student Services office provides resources to promote academic, emotional, social, cognitive, 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 services, 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.

Women in Cardiology

The Mayo Clinic Women in Cardiology (WIC) group meets quarterly and is comprised of female staff cardiologists and cardiology fellows. The goal of WIC is to promote the personal and professional growth and development of female cardiology fellows and junior staff through mentoring and networking. Learn more about WIC and the impact it has on our residents.