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The two-year Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is a new program that is recruiting fellows for the academic year beginning in July 2016. Applicant interviews begin in September 2015. This fellowship is appropriate for physicians who are interested in either a clinical or an academic career in pulmonary medicine.

Also available at Mayo Clinic is the established three-year Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, which gives you the opportunity to complete the requirements for certification in both pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

The Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship can be customized to emphasize clinical training or research or both, depending on your individual career goals. The fellowship's flexibility also gives you the opportunity to complete the requirements for certification in both pulmonary medicine and critical care medicine.

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 will be recruited annually.

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