Fellowship & Training Programs

Department of Medicine Fellowships and Training
The Department of Medicine provides excellent broad-based training in a scholarly environment for future academic leaders. Our goal is to draw from people with a variety of backgrounds and life experiences to reach a new level of innovation in teaching, research and caring for patients.


The program's core goal is to produce the next generation of physician-scientists and innovators. We are committed to providing our fellows with the best clinical and research training in cardiology. Our training program provides a creative clinical environment for the fellow to develop skills and experience in the comprehensive care of heart patients.
The cardiovascular program at the University of Minnesota (UMN) has a rich history of innovative discoveries that have transformed the treatment of cardiovascular disease. These discoveries include the world's first open heart surgical procedure, the use of the world's first transistorized pacemaker, and advances in cardiac transplantation and cellular therapy. These paradigm-shifting discoveries provided a fertile educational environment and resulted in the training of hundreds of academic leaders who have further impacted the field of cardiovascular medicine.
Cardiovascular offers several clinical subspecialty areas, which include the following:

Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

The Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellowship at the University of Minnesota is a two-year program designed to provide the advanced training and experience necessary for an endocrinology consultant. Since 1984 the fellowship program has trained over 70 fellows, who have gone on to careers as academic endocrinologists, clinical endocrinologists and basic and clinical researchers.
In existence since 1977, the post-doctoral training program in diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolism at the University of Minnesota has prepared MDs and PhDs for successful research careers in academic medicine. This preparation has centered upon the critical interaction between the trainee and the research mentor.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

GI fellows receive a minimum of 18 months of clinical training and six months of research training during the three year program. For most GI fellows, the program consists of two clinical years (first and third) and one research year (second year).
Degree or Accreditation conferred upon completion: Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, University of Minnesota (University of Minnesota GME-approved program)
The Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program is a one-year, ACGME-accredited training program which provides advanced education in all aspects of hepatology. The curriculum has been carefully designed to provide a balance of transplant and non-transplant clinical hepatology and research experience in preparation for a career in academic hepatology.

General Internal Medicine

The University of Minnesota Division of General Internal Medicine and the Minneapolis VA Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research (CCDOR) offer a Research Fellowship designed to prepare board eligible internal medicine physicians for successful careers in academic medicine.

Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

The Fellowship Training Program Hematology, Medical Oncology and Transplantation is directed by Yvonne Datta, MD, Professor of Medicine.
Our Program is in its 43rd year of funding from the National Institutes of Health. We focus on providing an intensive postdoctoral research training experience intended to lead to an academic career that involves hematology-related research.

Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

The University of Minnesota Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program will help you achieve mastery of the practice and science of Infectious Diseases and provide you comprehensive training in research skills, all in a friendly and supportive working environment.
As an Infectious Diseases fellow in our program, you will have access to leading research labs and investigators covering a diverse range of research topics, and support including a multidisciplinary, NIH-supported T32 Training Program which draws upon a large number of University of Minnesota faculty members and colleagues at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Nephrology and Hypertension

This two-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship prepares graduates to care for patients with kidney disease or hypertension, to care for and manage transplant patients and donors, and to research causes and treatment of kidney disease.
One of the oldest and largest transplant programs in the country, our one-year fellowship, accredited by the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program, prepares graduates to head UNOS-approved transplant nephrology programs.
This unique one- or two-year fellowship prepares graduates with specialized training and medical knowledge for better targeted, more effective, and safer treatment of patients with glomerular diseases or vasculitis.

Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

The University of Minnesota offers a combined three year Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine fellowship. All fellows receive 18-21 months of clinical training and the balance in research months.
The applicants are expected to complete a formal Pulmonary & Critical Care fellowship program before starting their IP fellowship and be ABIM board eligible or certified in Pulmonary and Critical Care.
The three major aims of the PACCS NHLBI T32 Training Program are to provide three years of rigorous scientific training for physician- scientists, enabling them to serve as independent investigators examining scientific questions directly related to human lung disease.

Rheumatic and Autoimmune Diseases

The University of Minnesota (UMN) Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program is a 2-year clinical training program. For individuals whose goal is to become an academic rheumatologist, opportunities for additional years of research training exist in disciplines such as public health and health administration, and basic science/immunology.