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Application Process


One position is available on a competitive basis each year in the Comprehensive Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, Arizona. The fellowship duration is one year.  


To be eligible for the Comprehensive Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity Fellowship, applicants should be residents or postgraduates in good standing. The fellowship is open to U.S. and Canadian citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and international applicants who have completed neurological surgery or orthopaedic surgery residency program at an accredited institution.

Preference is given to those who have successfully passed the American Board of Neurological Surgery written examination and have demonstrated an academic interest in spine surgery.

Also see general admissions requirements.

How 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. No matching program services are used.

Mayo's academic year begins in July. You must submit a completed application form and all required documentation 18 months preceding the program start date.

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
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section

In addition to the standard application materials required by Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, this program requires:

  • Three letters of recommendation, which must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. One of these recommendations must be from the program director of your previous program. Each recommender will receive an email with a link to upload a letter. 

Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conduct throughout the academic year.

Appointments are made through the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.