Gastroenterologist and Internal Medicine Residency Director Amy S. Oxentenko, M.D., discussing a case with fellows
Mayo Clinic is an exciting place to learn and practice. Here is a snapshot of its environment, which gives you a look at what makes Mayo a world leader in medical education, research and health care.
- 37 current gastroenterology fellows and 10 advanced fellows
- Up to 24 gastroenterology Clinical Scholar Track positions as well as up to 6 National Institutes of Health-Sponsored Track positions
- More than 20 residency programs represented
- More than 3,900 residents, fellows and students within the Mayo Clinic education community
- More than 600 internal medicine faculty (no private attendings)
- 80 faculty members within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Patient base and care environment
- On a typical day, approximately 5,700 patients receive care at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
- Approximately 80 percent of patients are from Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin.
- Approximately 33 percent of patients are covered by Medicare, and 10 to 15 percent of trainees' patients are from underserved communities.
- Average of 27,000 outpatient gastroenterology and hepatology visits a year.
- Average number of procedures done at Mayo Clinic yearly:
- Colonoscopy: 18,392
- EGD: 17,104
- EUS: 2,101
- ERCP: 5,465
- Complex: 8,300
- Motility: 2,630
- 10 subspecialty clinics within the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology:
- GI neoplasia
- Viral hepatitis
- Advanced liver
- Liver transplant
- General GI
- Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester (Saint Marys Campus and Methodist Campus) are all within walking distance.
- 2009-2015 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certification Examination pass rate of 100 percent.
- Mean percentile rank In-Training Examination score for Mayo gastroenterology fellows is 94 percent, nationally.
- Outcomes of 2015 gastroenterology fellows one year after training: 100% in academic medicine.
- Approximately one-third of fellows pursue advanced fellowship training.
- Mayo fellows have competed in the national GI Jeopardy contest at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meeting most years since the contest inception, winning on multiple occasions.
- Research funding: Extramural funding, including NIH awards, is $22 million.
- Over the past five years, 2,028 articles, editorials and reviews by Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty (more than one paper a day).
- Average scholarly activity per fellow in 2015 class: 18 presentations, 16 publications and 18 abstracts. See selected fellow publications.
- Fellows average 6 to 10 Mayo-sponsored trips for scientific presentations, with a yearly regional attendance trip per trainee and one trip for attendance per trainee during the second or third year.
- Access to Olmsted County, Minnesota, patient database in order to perform population-based studies.
Gastroenterologist Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., discussing research strategies with fellows
- During fellowship, fellows spend on average:
- 16% in the outpatient setting
- 22% in the inpatient setting
- 22% performing procedures
- 7% in elective rotations
- 33% dedicated to research
- No in-house call is required on any rotation. There are 3.5 months of home call, and 6 months when fellows need to be available by pager at night for infrequent questions by residents or teams requesting consultations, during the three-year fellowship.
- Elective opportunities (with travel and housing provided) are available at the Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona and Florida or in community practices at Mayo Clinic Health System sites.
- There are rotations in the viral hepatitis clinic within the standard curriculum, with elective time available in the HIV clinic.
- Dedicated bleeding team and emergency endoscopy rotation of two to three months.
- One year of dedicated mentored research time in an area of interest to the fellow.
- An annual research retreat allows fellows to meet with Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology faculty researchers.
- Stipends: See current stipend levels.
- Vacation: 15 days a year.
- Trip allowance: 10 days a year for presentations; one attendance-only trip during fellowship; yearly attendance for regional meeting.
- Opportunity for attendance at Mayo Board Review Course on annual basis.
- Many advanced fellowship opportunities
- Endoscopy simulators in our state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
- Animal farm with dedicated teaching on advanced endoscopic procedures
- Camera system in clinic for direct observation feedback
- Transplant hepatology 3-year pilot
- Web-based electronic curriculum for each rotation
- Up-to-date and extensive array of electronic textbooks provided free to trainees
- Exceptional EMR with enhanced computer access, including clinical access from home and on mobile devices
- Consistently updated fellow website with quick navigation to schedules and more
- Web-based evaluations of faculty, rotations, and residents and students
- Competency-based training
- Mayo Fellows Association