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Meet Our Fellows

The Emergency Medical Services Fellowship welcomes one fellow each year to Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Learn more about our fellow and what they think about the program and the Rochester community.

Carol A. Conceicao, M.D.Carol Conceicao, M.D.

Medical school: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Clinical areas of interest: Emergency medical services, community paramedicine, health literacy, and public health
Research areas of interest: The intersection of EMS and public health, community paramedicine, and efforts to improve community care

What drew you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training?

Mayo Clinic is known for being a on the frontline of patient-centered, innovative care. The diversity of experiences offered in the EMS Fellowship is one of the most comprehensive in the fellowship space, bar none. The opportunity to tailor your experience to your interests was also very important to me, as I knew I wanted to be involved in community paramedicine and the intersection of EMS with public health.

What makes this program unique?

Mayo Clinic Ambulance is a EMS service and transport entity that is private under Mayo Clinic which makes for a very unique experience. There is opportunity for real time changes and influence that affects patient care. You also have a large diversity of experiences from urban/suburban to rural EMS with opportunities for flight/HEMS and Operational Medicine, USAR, HazMat, MCI, and so much more.

What is living in Rochester, Minnesota, like for you?

Moving from California has been quite the adventure but so enjoyable. Rochester is a great small town with most everything you need within a 10-15 minute radius! There are so many community events and many outdoor parks and adventures to be had nearby! Getting to work in under 10 minutes is something my California self could only dream of! 

What are your hobbies and interests outside of medicine?

Besides hanging out with my husband, Daniel, his daughter Kaylee, and our cocker spaniel pup Ellee, we love the outdoors! Hiking, biking, fishing, rock climbing! I also love cooking, painting, reading, and photography. I dabble from time to time in media content creation and graphic design as well.