Mood Psychiatry fellows meet together at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Graduate medical education in psychiatry at Mayo Clinic

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The primary purpose of training in the Mood Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is to provide you with depth and focus of assessment, intervention, educational, consultative, and research experiences in mood psychiatry that results in advanced professional practice or research competency.

This subspecialty focuses on education and training in the application of scientific knowledge of the interrelationships between clinical and preclinical aspects of mood disorders. This includes a general knowledge of the etiology of specific diseases, such as bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, and the neurobiological mechanisms mediating the relationship between clinical assessments and underlying molecular neuropathology.

Mayo Clinic's Mood Fellowship emphasizes an integration of science and practice, where applicable, with the goal of providing didactic and experiential opportunities designed to prepare you for advanced practice as a mood psychiatrist, psychologist, or basic researcher in academic settings. The program places a particular focus on depth of experience in your chosen area of focus, utilizing a mentorship model to refine specialized clinical, research, and teaching skills.


This training program is an unaccredited one-year fellowship. At this time, accreditation does not exist for this type of advanced training.


Currently no certificate of added qualification (CAQ) or subspecialty certification is offered nationally for advanced mood psychiatry training.

Program history

The Mood Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota, began in 2018. One trainee completes this program annually.

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