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U and Mayo Clinic team up for education

The Mayo Clinic has begun sending a third-year ophthalmology resident to the University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology’s Minneapolis VA Medical Center (VAMC) rotation. This rotation has been uniformly well received by Mayo residents who value the quality and diversity of training at the VAMC.

The Minneapolis VAMC rotation currently has three third-year residents: two from the University of Minnesota and one from the University of North Carolina. Please join us in welcoming the first Mayo Clinic residents to our program.

The University and Mayo have also teamed up to offer a joint fellowship program in oculoplastic and orbital surgery. This fellowship program is two years long and is sponsored by the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education‚ the University of Minnesota School of Graduate Medical Education‚ and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.

The program will matriculate two fellows in each odd-numbered year. One fellow will spend the first year of the program at the Mayo Clinic‚ and the other fellow will spend the first year at the University of Minnesota. Each fellow will then switch institutions for the second year of training.

The University’s first fellow in this program will start in July 2006.

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