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International Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship (Minnesota)

Application Process


Two positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the International Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

If you are an international applicant who has completed a general surgery residency in a program that is non-accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), you are eligible to apply for this one-year non-accredited fellowship.

How to apply

Mayo's academic year begins in July. Inquire about the availability of the positions with Larisa Radman, Education Program Coordinator, at

Contact CRSI Fellowship via by attaching your CV for the program director’s review. After your CV has been reviewed, you will be contacted whether to apply.

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education does not process printed applications to this program. You must apply through Recruit, a third-party application service.

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
  2. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section (if applicable)
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section (if applicable)

In addition to the standard application materials required by Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, this program requires:

  • A photograph of yourself.
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, ABSITE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX, or NBME). USMLE steps 1, 2 CK and 2 CS (Step 3 is only required if applicants are seeking H-1B sponsorship).
  • A letter of recommendation from your program director (for a total of three recommendation letters). These must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. The recommenders will receive an email with a link to upload a letter. All letter writers must complete the Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery (APDCRS) Resident Candidate Assessment form.

Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty.

Interviews are scheduled on a case-by-case basis each year.