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Graduate medical education in pediatrics at Mayo Clinic

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Overview

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.

Highlights of the program 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
  • Fully funded three-year program
Mayo Clinic Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

Mayo Clinic Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

Frequently asked questions (and answers)

Given Mayo Clinic draws patients from around the world, will I mainly see “zebras?"

We are the main health care provider for children and adolescents of southern Minnesota, northern Iowa, and southwestern Wisconsin.

While we have many national and international patients with complex and unusual disorders, fellows see plenty of “bread-and-butter” endocrinology, especially in their first year.

Are there equal opportunities for non-green card holders or noncitizens for a research career?

Our three-year fellowship is internally funded so that highly motivated noncitizens can dedicate 12 to 24 months of their fellowship for research and academic development depending on their career goals.

Will I get to know other fellows and trainees outside of pediatric endocrinology?

There are numerous opportunities for you to interact with other pediatric subspecialty fellows and fellows from other departments at Mayo Clinic. 

The Mayo Fellows Association represents residents and fellows of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Fellows Association organizes social activities including baseball games, bowling, movies, an annual summer MFA fair, concerts, wine tasting, career dinners, and more.

Is there any racial/ethnic diversity given Mayo Clinic’s location in a small town in the Midwest?

Rochester has a sizable immigrant population that adds to the diversity of our employees and patients. Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic's mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and creating an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential.

What makes the pediatric endocrine fellowship program at Mayo Clinic unique?

The most unique aspect of our training program is our flexibility and commitment to align the training experience with your career goals.

The internal funding and availability of excellent resources at Mayo Clinic for laboratory, clinical, and translational research, as well as clinical training, allow us to customize and individualize the training for each fellow. Because we are a mid-size program, our fellows receive one-on-one training and mentorship from a dedicated, invested, and close-knit group of faculty members. 

Ana Creo, M.D., graduate of Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship (MN)

Meet Our Trainees

I was looking for a program with ample opportunities for excelling at both clinical care and research. The flexibility of the curriculum allows me to tailor my fellowship time to meet my professional goals. I also noticed that Mayo had a nice mix of patients, local and international, which would enhance learning. Fellows leave the program with experience managing a wide variety of common and rare endocrine diseases, which prepares them for any type of practice.

Ana Creo, M.D.
2019 graduate and current Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship faculty

Seema Kumar, M.D.

Meet The Faculty

The Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship has a track record of more than 30 years training pediatric endocrine fellows. We are also fortunate to have close ties with over 40 adult endocrinologists working at Mayo as well as an Endocrine Research Unit with opportunities to work with cutting-edge researchers.

Seema Kumar, M.D.
Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship program director

Accreditation

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

Certification

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. The program trains one person each year.

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