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Infectious Diseases Fellowship (Minnesota)

Director's Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. We are proud to offer an individualized educational and clinical experience designed to provide the best training elements necessary for you to become highly skilled in infectious diseases.

Our mission is to create an environment that fosters lifelong learning of infectious diseases for residents, fellows, and faculty, and that enables excellence in the provision of patient-centered medicine and the ability to identify and answer fundamental infectious diseases questions in practice, research and education.

Mayo Clinic's Division of Infectious Diseases is one of the top-ranked programs in the U.S. It includes more than 35 faculty members and 15 clinical fellows, in addition to a cast of outstanding support staff that includes nurses, midlevel providers and assistants.

Mayo Clinic is committed to providing the best innovative treatments to patients, translating research discoveries to improve patient care, and training expert clinicians and physician-scientists. The infectious diseases division exemplifies Mayo's commitment to patient-centered, integrated multidisciplinary teamwork.

During the three-year fellowship, you rotate in six inpatient consultative infectious diseases subspecialty services, three outpatient services and clinical microbiology. You also gain clinical and research expertise in emerging subspecialties within infectious diseases, including HIV, travel and tropical medicine, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship.

Infectious disease trainees spend 12 to 18 months conducting primary research projects during the fellowship. The division provides an array of basic, translational and clinical research opportunities. You have the opportunity to present your work at local, national and international meetings, and to publish your work in peer-reviewed journals.

During research, you are encouraged to complete the Postdoctoral Certificate Program or Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program in clinical research offered by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS). All fellows participate in a quality improvement project during the fellowship and are asked to obtain the bronze certification in safety and quality improvement offered by the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy.

Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota has one of the largest transplant and orthopedic centers in the country. The division also sponsors two fully funded, one-year, nonaccredited advanced training programs in transplant infectious diseases and orthopedic infectious diseases. The wealth of clinical material in these two fields allows the subspecialty fellow to gain clinical expertise and provides an opportunity to conduct meaningful research and scholarly activities. Both one-year advanced fellowships consist of six months of clinical rotations and six months of research time.

As a trainee, you have access to world leaders across many specialty areas throughout your training in Mayo's multidisciplinary care practice. Mayo Clinic offers superb practice and research facilities. You use some of the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic tools available in the world and learn patient care and scientific discovery that is unsurpassed anywhere in terms of innovation, quality and compassion.

Whether you want to pursue a career in academic medicine or private practice, Mayo Clinic will support you. You will become a part of the history and heritage of Mayo Clinic's Division of Infectious Diseases. We encourage you to learn more about our Infectious Diseases Fellowship and contact us should you have additional questions.

Raymund R. Razonable, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Director

Jennifer A. Whitaker, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Associate Director