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Endocrinology Fellowship (Minnesota)

Application Process

Endocrinology fellows in a meeting.


Four positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Endocrinology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. A fifth slot is available for candidates already in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Clinical Investigator Pathway. Choice of track is determined during the application and interview process before matching to the program. All positions are filled through the match.


To be eligible for the Endocrinology Fellowship, you must have three years of accredited postgraduate education in internal medicine or be enrolled in the American Board of Internal Medicine Clinical Investigator Pathway.

Although you must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent immigrant status to be eligible for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored endocrinology research training in our program, our fellowship structure and internal funding allow well-qualified candidates with visas to pursue three years of training, including up to 18 months of protected research time, which is not possible in many academic fellowship programs. As such, all interested candidates are encouraged to apply.

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The academic year begins July 1.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by July 15 of the year preceding the program start date.

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for fellowship applicants.

  1. Visit the ERAS for fellowship applicants website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials. This fellowship requires that one of your three letters of recommendation be from your internal medicine program director.
  2. Appointments are made through the Endocrinology Match, included under the Medical Specialties Matching Program, which is sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You must register for the match in addition to applying through ERAS.
  3. If you are considered for an appointment, you will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for interviews with four faculty members on select dates during September. Upon arrival, candidates are hosted by the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition.

    On interview day, you will have the opportunity to shadow a fellow and a faculty member on a typical rotation in the hospital. Afterward, you will meet for lunch with current fellows. You then visit the Endocrine Research Unit, where you are encouraged to request meetings with selected faculty or potential research mentors.

Mayo Clinic endocrinology fellows of spring 2019.
Mayo Clinic endocrinology fellows of spring 2019.