Offering a Neurosurgical International Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a longstanding tradition in our department. Many amazing surgeons have participated in this program, going on to advanced and successful academic careers in their home countries.
The goal of this program is to provide you with a general neurosurgical education in the first year of the fellowship. The second-year is typically more tailored to your interests and career aspirations, however, most have focused on cranial neurosurgery during this time. There is particularly robust exposure to brain tumors, epilepsy, and functional surgery.
Further, exposure for you and the institution are symbiotic; you acclimate to the systems and culture that make Mayo Clinic successful. Likewise, the Department of Neurologic Surgery is fortunate to learn from our fellows as well — namely the differences in practice that make your training special. We hope you consider this unique opportunity.