Ultrasound imaging from the obstetrics suite at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota

Graduate medical education in obstetrics and gynecology at Mayo Clinic

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The Obstetrics Hospitalist Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is a two-year training program for obstetrics and gynecology physicians who desire to pursue a career track in academic obstetrics hospital medicine. The goal of the fellowship is to train fellows who will assume leadership roles in safety and quality, ensure best practices and protocols are followed, and lead a multidisciplinary team in the management of inpatient obstetrics patients. Graduates of this program will teach residents and medical students as well as provide consultation to and collaboration with physicians, certified nurse midwives, and other advanced practice providers.

The fellowship offers exposure to low-risk and complex high-risk pregnancies and the management of medical, obstetrical, and surgical complications affecting these patients. In addition to clinical work, all fellows complete the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) Postdoctoral Certificate Program offered through the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. This certificate program further prepares you for an academic career and pursuit of research opportunities and scholarly activity.

Fellowship highlights include:

  • A robust clinical experience in the multidisciplinary approach to obstetrics patient care across antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods
  • Refinement of procedural skills in complex laceration repair, operative vaginal delivery, and peripartum hysterectomy
  • Management of patients and neonates in the critical care setting
  • Education in simulation design, implementation, and assessment at the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
  • A gross surgical anatomy course taught by an anatomist and a gynecologic oncologist
  • Access to experienced faculty and vast resources for research as well as quality improvement and safety initiatives
  • Community hospital experience with physicians and midwives in the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire
  • Opportunities to educate and mentor residents and medical students

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Two trainees look at imaging results during obstetrics hospitalist training

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 work/life balance.

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Laura Elliott, M.D.

Director's welcome

The goal of our program is to provide an unsurpassed clinical, education, and research experience in order to prepare you for your future as a leading academic obstetrics hospitalist.

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Accreditation and program history

This a new unaccredited two-year fellowship that will accept one fellow per year starting July 2022 academic year.

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