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Graduate medical education in laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers extensive and comprehensive training that prepares you to make the successful transition to attending pathologist whether in an academic or clinical setting.

The active transplant service at Mayo Clinic generates numerous transplant biopsies as well as resections. Last year, nearly 36,700 cases were accessioned, including over 2,100 frozen sections and over 3,000 outside consult cases. 

Highlights of the program include:

  • Gaining graded responsibility and independence as your level of experience increases
  • Acting as a junior attending, signing out cases with faculty supervision
  • Experiencing an entirely digital pathology practice for daily surgical pathology casework
  • Participating in frozen section diagnosis
  • Two months of electives are included in the rotation
  • The medium-sized department facilitates individualized training
  • Experienced faculty with expertise in several subspecialty areas, including GI, lung, breast, urology, renal, and transplant pathology
  • Contributing to departmental quality assurance and quality improvement (QA/QI) programs
  • Participating in scholarly activities leading to publications
  • Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville is located within minutes of the ocean in beautiful northern Florida, where the weather is pleasant year-round.

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Surgical pathology fellow and faculty member working together using microscopes in the lab at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

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.

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Meet our current fellows

J. Kenneth Schoolmeester, M.D.

Director's welcome

You will be provided with an outstanding year of additional training in surgical pathology. We look forward to working with you and watching you become independent and a more mature pathologist as you navigate the journey through the fellowship.

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The Surgical Pathology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program history

The Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, began in 2012. Currently, two trainees complete this program annually.

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