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Headache Fellowship (Minnesota)


Clinical Training

You will be an integral part of the Headache team with responsibilities for evaluating and treating challenging outpatient cases in four one-half day clinics, as well as for the management of patients. Conditions and symptoms you will evaluate and treat include:

  • Benign intracranial hypertension
  • Chronic daily headache
  • Cluster headache
  • Complicated migraine
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Hemicrania continua
  • Hypnic headache
  • Ice pick pains
  • Migraine (with and without aura)
  • Migraine aura without headache
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Tension-type headache
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

The schedule of clinical activities is designed to ensure that you have experience with different aspects of headache and craniofacial pain care.

Didactic Training 
Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all an integral part of Headache Fellowship.

You will participate in clinical case conferences or research at the following:

  • Monthly headache satellite teleconference linking staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Jacksonville and Scottsdale, as well as members of Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Monday noon Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Other departmental or interdepartmental conferences as needs and opportunities arise

Research Training 
Your research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. The hands-on clinical experiences in this fellowship, combined with our highly trained laboratory and statistical support teams, create an environment well-suited to scientific investigation.

At least 40 percent of the Headache Fellowship will be designated to research, grant writing, manuscript preparation and presentations for national and international meetings.

Your participation in any research project will depend upon your professional interests and capabilities. Attendance at a national neuroscience meeting will be available for original presentations.

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your fellowship. You will be evaluated formally by the program director.