Carrie Langstraat, M.D. in the operating room at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Graduate medical education in obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a three-year Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship for physicians who are interested in a career as a gynecologic oncologist, including academic and clinical careers.

Our program offers you the opportunity to acquire the factual knowledge and the medical and surgical skills needed to identify, evaluate and treat gynecologic oncology problems. You will be able to apply this training to both clinical and investigative practices.

Program highlights include:

  • Mentor-preceptor model of training, which emphasizes one-on-one training with dedicated and nationally recognized mentors
  • Translational and clinical research guided by experienced mentors to best prepare you for your future careers
  • Broad spectrum of experience in robotic, minimally invasive, and complex open surgery to treat gynecologic cancers
  • Multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and management of gynecologic cancers that includes specialists from medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical pathology, colon and rectal surgery, and urology
  • Experience in both medical (chemotherapy/targeted therapies) and surgical treatment of gynecologic cancers
  • Opportunity to obtain a master's of biomedical science degree in gynecologic oncology
  • Conference and didactic schedule focused, problem-based learning and hands-on cadaver lab
  • Eight fellowship-trained gynecologic oncology surgeons as primary faculty

hospital in Minnesota and nationally recognized on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll (U.S. News, 2023-2024)

Gynecologic Oncology fellow works in the operating room 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.


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the gynecologic oncology subspecialty certification examination offered by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG).


The Mayo Clinic Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Program history

The Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship began at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1975. Since that time, more than 50 fellows have completed their training in the program. The program accepts two candidates each year.

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