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The goal of the Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire, is to train physicians who will provide outstanding collaborative and comprehensive inpatient care, who become expert clinicians and future leaders in hospital medicine.

Hospital Medicine is the fastest-growing medical specialty which requires diverse and unique skill sets. Hospitalists must be able to care for acutely ill adults with a wide spectrum of diseases while engaging in effective interprofessional collaboration.

Through the Hospital Medicine Fellowship, you will:

  • Develop skills and expertise in managing the complex adult inpatient population admitted to the general medical and surgical floor, progressive care unit, and intensive care unit
  • Refine skills in providing consultation for common inpatient medical problems in the behavioral health unit and in the gynecology and obstetrics department
  • Learn how to coordinate inpatient care, communicate effectively with the care team and consultant services, provide evidence-based care in community-based hospitals in a rural setting, and create safe discharge plans
  • Develop skills in Point of Care Ultrasound for diagnostic aid and procedures purposes such as central line placement, paracentesis, and thoracentesis

Program highlights include:

  • A Flexible training curriculum tailored to each fellow's individual career goals
  • Experience in telemedicine through Mayo Clinic's Advanced Care at Home program with the opportunity to collaborate with care teams across Mayo Clinic locations
  • Participating in a research or quality improvement project mentored by experienced and well-published faculty
  • A strong didactic training program that includes didactic lectures, monthly journal club, and quarterly mortality and morbidity review sessions
  • Outstanding faculty mentors dedicated to teaching and facilitating the growth and development of hospital medicine

Our focus is on you and your career goals. We want to provide you with the tools necessary to succeed in whatever setting you choose to practice at — whether in a rural critical access hospital, long-term health care facility, acute care, community hospital, or teaching academic medical center, our curriculum and dedication to your education will enable you to be successful.

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Hospital Medicine Fellows collaborate in a conference room at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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.

Cristian Madrid, M.D.

Director's welcome

Our primary goal is to help family medicine-trained physicians to transition to the challenging world of hospital medicine and inpatient care.


The Hospital Medicine Fellowship is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. However, it is counted towards seeking certification through the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Program history

The Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic Health System — Eau Claire will accept our first fellow in 2023. We anticipate that one fellow will complete this program annually.

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