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Application Process


There are up to nine positions available on a competitive basis each year in the Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.


Applicants for the Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship must have successfully completed an approved thoracic and cardiovascular surgery residency or an international equivalent.

Also see general admissions requirements: Admissions

How to apply

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education does not process printed applications to this program. You must apply through Recruit, a third-party application service. No matching program services are used.

Mayo's academic year begins in July. You must submit a completed application form and all required documentation no later than Nov. 1 the previous year.

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
  2. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section (if applicable)
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section (if applicable)

Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty.

Interviews are usually conducted in the fall each year.