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Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship (Minnesota)


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Program description

The three-year Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, trains pediatricians for subspecialty clinical practice, teaching or research. Depending on the chosen path, your educational experience is tailored accordingly.

Strengths of the fellowship include:

  • Personalized clinical training working one-on-one with individual faculty members
  • Opportunities for individuals interested in endocrine research as well as clinical pediatric endocrinology
  • A mix of patients spanning the spectrum of pediatric endocrine disease
  • Guaranteed three years of funding

Fellowship start date

The Council of Pediatric Subspecialties (CoPS) has recommended that pediatric subspecialty fellowships start no earlier than July 7 each year. This start date would allow for an easier transition from residency to fellowship for most trainees, with programs likely benefiting as well.

At Mayo Clinic, we recognize how difficult it can be for residents to complete their training, move to a new city and join a subspecialty division for the first time. Beginning in July 2017, the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship will start July 7 in accordance with the council's recommendations.

If you, the prospective candidate, have any questions or concerns about this change in start date and what it might mean for you, refer to the CoPS statement or contact the fellowship's education coordinator at 507-538-5864.


The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Education.


Graduates are qualified to sit for the pediatric endocrinology subspecialty certification examination offered by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Program history

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic began in the mid-1960s. Since that time, more than 35 fellows have completed training. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this fellowship annually.