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The two-year Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, was established in 2016. This fellowship is appropriate for physicians who are interested in either a clinical or an academic career in pulmonary medicine.

The Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship can be customized to emphasize clinical training or research or both, depending on your individual career goals. Regardless of your career emphasis, you receive instruction in basic research and are encouraged to participate in prospective or retrospective clinical research projects (or both).

The program offers:

  • In-depth clinical exposure to patients with a diversity of pulmonary disorders and critical illnesses
  • Expert, world-renowned faculty who are committed to pulmonary medicine education
  • Extensive education in bronchoscopy and other procedures essential to the practice of pulmonary medicine
  • Significant opportunities and experience to learn and conduct basic and clinical research
  • Innovative ways to deliver extensive education in the clinical aspects and research foundations of pulmonary medicine
  • Education in quality improvement tools and methods as well as opportunities to successfully conduct and complete quality improvement projects

Mayo Clinic's large patient population and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated educational, clinical and research experience — the three shields of Mayo. The "Mayo Clinic way" of graduate medical education ensures you have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on fellowship.


The Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The program is officially accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


You will be eligible to take the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty examination in pulmonary medicine upon completion of the fellowship.

Program history

The Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship began in 2016. One fellow is recruited annually. See below for where our graduates to date are working for clinical practice. 

  • 3 joined staff at Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • 1 at National Jewish in Denver
  • 1 private practice Billings MT
  • 1 Mayo Clinic Health System LaCrosse
  • 1 private practice TX

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