Program description

The three-year Endocrinology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is designed to deliver well-rounded clinical and research training to prepare you for the breadth and depth of clinical practice of this subspecialty.

You have access to a training experience that is broad, highly specialized and offers:

  • A professional, collegial atmosphere with one-on-one working relationships between fellows and supervising faculty
  • A long-standing tradition of and system designed for highly efficient and safe patient-centered care, creating an ideal setting for professional development where you:
    • Focus on education, not "navigating" your patients through a system
    • See any and all patients, as there are no "private attendings" at Mayo Clinic
    • Experience a large volume and variety of endocrine disorders ranging from common to exotic
    • Work with the on-site Endocrine Testing Center for conducting specialized diagnostic or therapeutic protocols, which is staffed by endocrine nurse specialists
    • Enjoy world-class in-house clinical laboratory services with rapid results
    • Have an outpatient Diabetes Unit for training patients in intensive insulin therapy
  • An established balance between education and service with:
    • Abundant time to devote to academic development throughout training (not just during research blocks)
    • Clinical assignments that reflect what endocrinologists do in clinical practice (more than 80 percent of clinical time is spent in outpatient subspecialty clinics)
    • Conferences five days a week
    • Generous supported travel benefit
  • The opportunity to acquire skills in clinical, basic, translational, or health care delivery and outcomes research (or a combination) during the second year and third year including:

Mayo Clinic's 44 staff endocrinologists serve as teachers and mentors. Their various backgrounds result in an exceptional depth and breadth of clinical expertise and research opportunities for fellows who are fully integrated into all aspects of our academically diverse Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition.


The Endocrinology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Program history

The Endocrinology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was established in 1969. Since that time, 188 fellows have completed their training in this program. We anticipate that four trainees will complete this program annually.

Fellowship highlights

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