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Application Process

A fellow at Mayo Clinic's Rheumatology Fellowship program in Rochester, Minnesota, has a discussion with a patient.


Two positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Rheumatology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.


To be eligible for the Rheumatology Fellowship, you must have successfully completed an accredited internal medicine training program and have a license to practice medicine in the United States.

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Aug. 1 of the year preceding the program start date. The academic year begins in July.

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for fellowship applicants.

  1. Visit the ERAS for fellowship applicants website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials.
  2. Appointments are made through the Rheumatology Match, included under the Medical Specialties Matching Program, which is sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You must register for the match in addition to applying through ERAS.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between August and October each year.

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