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Graduate medical education in pediatrics at Mayo Clinic

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The two-year Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, will train pediatricians for clinical practice treating acutely ill, hospitalized patients. Our goal is to prepare you for a career that will enhance the performance of hospitals and health care systems through education, research, quality and process improvement, and leadership training. The educational experience will be tailored according to your chosen interests.

Strengths of our fellowship include:

  • Personalized clinical training working one-on-one with individual faculty members
  • Opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing growth in a variety of area including clinical skills, quality improvement, patient experience, hospital administration, and research
  • Clinical exposure to a broad spectrum of acute and chronic diseases in a diverse patient population from Rochester, the mid-west, and around the world
  • Dedicated faculty members who are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge

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Video: Welcome to Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Mayo Clinic


Video: Welcome to Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Mayo Clinic

Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellow works with a patient at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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 ensure your work/life balance.

Erin Knoebel, M.D., M.P.H.

Director's welcome

Our faculty is excited about training new fellows and the many opportunities we have to offer through this program. Our program prepares you for a lifetime of pursuing the science and medicine behind pediatric hospital medicine -- your success is our goal.

Fellowship start date

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. The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship will start in the beginning of July in accordance with the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties (CoPS) recommendations.


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


The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship fulfills the requirements for subspecialty training in pediatric hospital medicine as outlined by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Graduates will be qualified to take the Pediatric Hospital Medicine board examination offered by the American Board of Pediatrics. 

Program history

In 2017, Pediatric Hospital Medicine was designated as a subspecialty board in pediatric medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Mayo Clinic separated from the Division of General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in 2019. Four of our seven faculty members are board-certified in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Our first fellow started in July 2020 and our fellowship program was accredited by the ACGME in the Spring of 2020.

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