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Two people working in a pathology lab.

During the Renal Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, you:

  • Handle in-house and referral renal pathology specimens
  • Attend and participate in departmental and interdepartmental conferences dealing with renal disease
  • Conduct research
  • Assist with and initiate clinicopathologic correlative projects or basic research projects for presentation and publication

Research training

You participate in various research projects dealing with native and transplant kidney diseases from a pathology and clinical perspective.


As a fellow, you are evaluated at the end of each rotation or quarter. Evaluations are completed by faculty, the renal working group, allied health staff, and other education staff. Fellows also have the opportunity to evaluate the faculty and program.

Evaluations assess competence in:

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

The program director meets with each fellow quarterly to review the evaluations and discuss professional growth. Fellows can view their evaluations electronically. Final written summative evaluations are completed for you upon completion of the program.

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