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Fellow Life

Hiking is an activity that our fellows love to do in their free time in Phoenix, Arizona.

Outside of work, fellows in the Gastroenterology Fellowship program love all that Mayo Clinic and Phoenix, Arizona, have to offer. We'll support you both inside and outside of the Mayo Clinic campus to promote wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Wellness initiatives

As a trainee, your physical and mental health is a priority to both Mayo Clinic and the department. Trainees have access to several resources to promote well being, as well as time off clinical duties to attend appointments.

Fitness centers

Fitness options at Mayo Clinic in ArizonaWhile training at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, you can have access to the Arizona State University fitness complexes throughout the valley.

All Arizona learners can also sign up to take fitness classes and health workshops through the department of Integrative Health or through the Mayo Clinic Well-Being program.

Well-being

Cardiovascular diseases fellow works on a computer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.The Student Services office provides resources to promote academic, emotional, social, cognitive, financial, and physical well-being. Career and academic services include academic advising, peer tutoring, and accommodations for learners with disabilities or health conditions. Mental health services, counseling, interview practice, and a variety of enrichment sessions on topics like budgeting, resiliency, and stress and burn-out are also available through the Student Services office.

Groups on campus

Graduate medical trainees meet at the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, Arizona.Opportunities to join a variety of groups on campus provide regular social activities and can help enhance your training while connecting with a broad group of peers.

Trainees have the opportunity to join a Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) at any time during their training program. Current MERGs on the Phoenix/Scottsdale campus in Arizona include groups based on African, Asian, and Latino heritage as well as groups focused on global health, leadership development, LGBTI and differently-abled staff and allies, and veterans.

Life in Phoenix

Our fellows love the beautiful scenery and opportunities for adventure that Arizona has to offer, as well as the big city entertainment and diverse restaurants in the Phoenix area. Our beautiful and rugged landscape offers year-round recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, and biking. In Downtown Phoenix, you'll enjoy an eclectic art scene, sports arenas, concert venues, and endless dining options, and many of our fellows love the nightlife scene in Scottdale's entertainment district. 

Here's just a few things our fellows specifically love about living in Phoenix:

  • Exploring the Grand Canyon and other national parks
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Summer water activities
  • The diverse restaurant scene