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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.


To be eligible for the International Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship in Rochester, Minnesota, you must have successfully completed a general surgery residency program. If you are an international medical graduate who has completed your general surgery residency outside of the United States or outside of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program in Canada, you are eligible to apply for this one-year nonaccredited fellowship.

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

Mayo's academic year begins in July. Inquire about the availability of the positions with Michael Hansmann, 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.