Clinical Biochemical Genetics faculty members working together at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Graduate medical education in laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic

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The Division of Laboratory Genetics at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, aims to provide appropriate, accurate, timely and cost-effective testing for medical disorders (both constitutional and oncology) in order to improve and enhance patient care. Within each laboratory, board-certified directors and genetic counselors work closely with laboratory supervisors and technologists to ensure that accurate, reliable results are available in a timely manner.

The two-year Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is available to individuals who hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline. It is desirable that you have experience in pediatrics, biochemistry or laboratory medicine.

As a trainee in biochemical genetics, you learn to perform and properly interpret a wide variety of diagnostic procedures, with special emphasis on reporting and, often, explaining results of complex analyses to referring physicians.

At the same time, you undertake an independent research project, likely to be related to the development and validation of new diagnostic methods using state-of-the-art equipment such as tandem mass spectrometry.


The program is accredited by the the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


After successfully completing the two-year Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship, you are eligible to take the general examination and the specialty Clinical Biochemical Genetics examination offered by ABMGG.

Program history

The Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 2002. We anticipate that one fellow will complete this program annually.

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