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Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship (Minnesota)

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Faculty members in Mayo Clinic's Division on Orthopedic Oncology have more than 130 years of combined clinical experience. Based on this extensive expertise, the significant patient volume, and the productive academic environment, the Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, aims to be the premier training program for academic orthopedic oncologists.

The Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship offers fellows a one- or two-year experience. The two-year program includes both basic science research and clinical fellowship experience, while the one-year program focuses on clinical work.

  • 1-year program. During the one-year program, fellows acquire special expertise in the technical components of musculoskeletal oncology. The technical component gives you the skills necessary to provide excellent patient management, including the performance of skillful surgical procedures.
  • 2-year program. Fellows who choose to participate in the two-year program spend the first year training in a basic research program focused on sarcoma biology. The second year provides an advanced education in clinical orthopedic oncology. The academic component includes exposure to all aspects related to orthopedic oncology. In addition, you improve your analytical skills, surgical judgment, and clinical research creativity. This training is designed to prepare the individual for an academic career.


The training program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Program history

The Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship began in 1971. One to two fellows are anticipated to complete training in this program annually.

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