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Graduate medical education in surgery specialties at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year International Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers:

  • The opportunity to participate in the surgical care of patients with a wide variety of colorectal pathology
  • A rotation schedule based on a one-to-one mentorship model that includes experience in endoscopy and diseases of the anus, colon and rectum
  • The opportunity to work in a group practice that has a team-based and multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • A cadaver-based curriculum that includes technical competency assessment in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgical skills

Note: If you are an international medical graduate who has completed your general surgery residency outside the United States or Canada, you are eligible to apply for this one-year nonaccredited fellowship.

Mayo Clinic's favorable faculty ratio, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated educational experience. The "Mayo Clinic way" of graduate medical education ensures that you have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on training program.


This fellowship is nonaccredited.

Program history

The International Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 1985. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

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Stipend and benefits