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Neurosurgical International Fellowship (Minnesota)


Program description

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.

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.


The program is unaccredited.


After successfully completing the program, graduates receive a certificate from Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education to recognize their time with us.

Program history

The Neurosurgical International Fellowship began in 1986. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.