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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.

Mayo Clinic's laboratory medicine and pathology department in Florida is medium-sized, which facilitates individualized training. The experienced faculty have expertise in several subspecialty areas, including GI, lung, breast, urology, renal, and transplant pathology.

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. As a fellow, you will gain graded responsibility and independence as your level of experience increases and act as a junior attending, signing out cases with faculty supervision.

Fellows participate in frozen section diagnosis. Two months of elective service are included in the rotation. Trainees contribute to departmental quality assurance and quality improvement (QA/QI) programs, and 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.


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.

Cherise Cortese

From the director

"It is an exciting time for our department, and I look forward to sharing those experiences with new surgical pathology fellows."

Cherise Cortese, M.D.
Program Director

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

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Campus and community

Jacksonville, FL

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Stipend and benefits