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The Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, aims to craft the next disruptive leaders in the field by providing unparalleled clinical training and unique scholarly opportunities tailored to each individual trainee.

As a fellow in our three-year program, you will be immersed in an environment servicing more than 40,000 patients per year with over 50,000 diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal procedures performed annually using state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technologies. Mayo Clinic's Gastroenterology and Hepatology division in Rochester has a staff of over 80 gastroenterologists and hepatologists who serve as educators, mentors, and sponsors.

The curriculum has been intentionally designed to maximize learning across inpatient, outpatient, and procedural practices. The breadth of expertise amongst our faculty, the unique Mayo model of care, and the invaluable resources available to trainees allow for an unparalleled training experience. 

Highlights of the program include:

  • Diverse clinical experience and comprehensive didactic offerings
  • Opportunities to learn from and establish relationships with leaders in the field
  • In-depth exposure to every area or subspecialty of gastroenterology, including hepatobiliary, pancreas, esophagus, neoplasia, IBD, celiac, transplant, motility, and comprehensive outpatient clinics
  • Extensive basic, translational, and clinical research opportunities
  • A curriculum thoughtfully designed to balance clinical, didactic, and investigative experiences
  • Opportunities to acquire academic and research skills through formal educational programs
  • Unique elective opportunities include endobariatrics/obesity, endoscopic therapies for Barrett's esophagus, endoscopy innovation, home parenteral nutrition, stoma clinic, and colorectal or hepatobiliary surgery
  • Opportunities to rotate at Mayo Clinic's other campuses in Phoenix, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; or at Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Dedicated endoscopy teach rooms with state-of-the-art equipment and inpatient procedural-only rotations to maximize endoscopy learning
  • Longitudinal care of regional and destination patients with diverse GI conditions
  • Two program tracks: Clinical Scholar Track and National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Sponsored Track
  • Optional career tracks: Artificial intelligence and big data, innovation and entrepreneurship, clinical trials, health care delivery and disparities, leadership and medical education, and basic and translational sciences

The Gastroenterology Fellowship offers an outstanding clinical experience tailored to meet and exceed your individual educational and long-term professional goals. Regardless of the academic career track, graduates of this program have the knowledge and skills required to succeed and to advance the field of gastroenterology and hepatology as well as the health care system of the future. 


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Program Overview: Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology Fellowship in Rochester, Minnesota


Program Overview: Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology Fellowship in Rochester, Minnesota

Gastroenterology fellows and faculty collaborating at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Douglas Simonetto, M.D., Program Director, and Iris Wang, M.D., Associate Program Director, pose together for a photo outside.

Director's welcome

At Mayo, you will learn and practice in a state-of-the-art clinical environment designed to meet the needs of the patient. You will work daily with world-renowned gastroenterologists and hepatologists whose interests and expertise embrace all areas of digestive diseases. 



The Gastroenterology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program history

The Gastroenterology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 1974. Since then, approximately 300 fellows have completed training. Going forward, seven to ten fellows are expected to complete the fellowship annually.

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