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The General Internal Medicine Fellowship provides a flexible one- to two-year postgraduate education experience in the rich academic and clinical environment of Mayo Clinic. Our goal is to train academic general internists who will be positioned to be national thought leaders in their field of expertise.

Trainees in the General Internal Medicine Fellowship choose an academic focus and a clinic focus designed to provide specialized skills for developing careers in academic internal medicine.

Clinical tracks include:

Academic tracks include:

  • Clinical Research
  • Medical Education Scholarship
  • Quality Improvement

Qualified applicants to the General Internal Medicine clinical track are considered from internal medicine residencies; qualified applicants to the Women's Health clinical track are considered from internal medicine, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology residencies.

All training tracks are flexible to meet the goals of each trainee. Trainees have a continuity clinic in General Internal Medicine or Women's Health, and Women’s Health trainees have the opportunity to participate in clinical rotations under the supervision of expert faculty across multiple disciplines relevant to women's health.

Each academic track is designed to have appropriate coursework and mentorship to provide training, projects and practical experience to jumpstart an academic career in General Internal Medicine.

  • Clinical research. Trainees will participate in the Postdoctoral Master’s Degree Program through the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science and develop a scholarly research project. Trainees would benefit from our rich research tradition through close mentorship and support from our research centers.
  • Medical education scholarship. Trainees will participate in a Master’s Degree Program and develop a scholarly research project, which close mentorship from experts in medical education scholarship.
  • Quality Improvement. Trainees will participate in coursework and projects in the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy.
General Internal Medicine Fellowship Video


General Internal Medicine Fellowship Video

Program history

The General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota draws upon the extensive expertise of Division of General Internal Medicine faculty in complementary and integrative medicine, medical education, professionalism and ethics, quality improvement, and women's health.

The Women's Health training track, previously a stand-alone training program, incorporated into the General Internal Medicine Fellowship in 2012 and offers access to the extensive expertise of interdisciplinary faculty across Mayo Clinic.

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