Mayo Clinic genitourinary pathology fellows view a pathology sample on a monitor.

Graduate medical education in pathology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides the best setting for you to develop expertise in diagnosing routine, complex, and esoteric pathologic genitourinary specimens. Our fellowship equips you to become an expert in the field with the skills necessary for successful careers in an academic or private practice setting.

Highlights of the program include:

  • An emphasis on reviewing and diagnosing pathologic genitourinary specimens and interacting with the clinicians and radiologists involved in patient care
  • Around 6,000 GU cases per year are at your fingertips with an assortment of classic and unusual cases
  • A wide variety of specimens, including kidney, renal pelvis, ureter, urinary bladder, urethra, prostate, testis, paratestis, scrotum, and penis
  • Training in the techniques of grossing and intraoperative consultation on genitourinary specimens
  • Increasing responsibility in genitourinary sign out as you acquire experience culminating in independent sign out
  • Training in molecular genitourinary pathology techniques including fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), next-generation sequencing, digital droplet PCR, chromosomal microarrays, and RT-PCR/RNA seq for fusion detection
  • Participation in a practice transitioning to full digital pathology workflows
  • Research opportunities in clinical-pathological correlation, translational research, and applied molecular and digital pathology with the potential to publish and present at national meetings
A Genitourinary Pathology fellow attends a conference

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.

Rafael Jimenez, M.D., M.H.A.

Director's welcome

My goal is to help fellows use the vast resources of Mayo Clinic to tailor their training and meet their individual career goals. Our core faculty are very engaged in education, research, and preparing our fellows for successful careers in genitourinary pathology.


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

Program history

The Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship began in July 2022. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually.

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