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Graduate medical education in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic

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During the one-year Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, you will 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.

Faculty members in the Mayo Clinic’s Division in Orthopedic Oncology have extensive experience in axial and appendicular sarcoma care. Based on this extensive expertise, the significant patient volume, and the productive academic environment, the Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship aims to be the premier training program for academic orthopedic oncologists.

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Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Matthew Houdek, M.D.

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My goal is to help you use the vast resources of Mayo Clinic to tailor your training and to access the wide network of previous fellows to advance your career goals. With outstanding faculty and a mentorship model, you will be exposed to all aspects of orthopedic oncology.


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 fellow is anticipated to complete training in this program annually.

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