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Graduate medical education in neurology at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona, offers a one-year clinical Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at its state-of-the-art National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. The neuro-oncology program has two full-time neuro-oncologists and a multidisciplinary team of neuro-surgeons, radiation oncologists, and support staff.

Unique program highlights include:

  • Broad exposure to all aspects of clinical neuro-oncology
  • Completing the required pediatric rotation at Phoenix Children's Hospital, which consistently ranks among the nation’s best children’s hospitals
  • Elective rotations at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, may also be available
  • A second research-focused year could be arranged upon successful completion of the first year of training, depending on the availability of funds and your interests
Video: Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Overview


Video: Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Overview

Neuro-oncology faculty member speaks with fellows at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

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.

Neuro-oncology Fellowship (Arizona) Program Director Maciej Mrugala, M.D., Ph.D.

Director's welcome

The keys to our program's success are collaboration, cooperation, and communication. Education is a priority here, and every faculty member is committed to the education of our fellows and residents.

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience


The program is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the Neuro-oncology Certification Exam offered by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

Program history

The Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona began in 2017. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually. Applicants must be board-eligible and completed accredited U.S. neurology or neurosurgery residency program, or fellowship in medical oncology.

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
Campus and community

Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

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Stipend and benefits