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Mayo Clinic Hospital Internal Medicine and Critical Care Fellowship


Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 12-month postgraduate Hospital Internal Medicine and Critical Care Fellowship at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Phoenix, Arizona. The program trains highly qualified graduate physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) to become skilled, compassionate, and efficient hospital-based providers.

Program highlights

Our curriculum contains diverse didactic instruction and direct patient care clinical experience, embedded in the foundation of Mayo Clinic: excellence in patient care, education, and research. This program provides the training needed to provide the utmost quality of care to hospitalized patients.

Postgraduate hospital internal medicine experience and training allows you to be more competitive for hospitalist NPPA positions and have increased security in the job market.

Track options

The program offers three tracks and accepts fours total fellows each year.

Track Available for No. of fellow(s) accepted per year
Traditional Hospitalist Track PAs 2
Critical Care Medicine Track PAs 2

Completion and certification

After successfully completing this fellowship, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, part of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. This certificate specifically states that the graduate fellow has received postgraduate training in the field of hospital internal medicine.

Program goals

Our fellowship in hospital internal medicine enables you to:

  • Acquire a deep and broad knowledge base of the common disease processes for which patients are hospitalized, understand the pathophysiology, present various clinical presentations, and disease prognosis
  • Develop a diverse differential diagnosis and respective diagnostic and treatment plan based upon the patients presenting symptoms along with evidence-based and cost-effective medical care
  • Identify logistical and systematic measures within the institution to uphold the highest quality patient care while improving patient outcomes, such as length of stay in the hospital, and patient safety
  • Manage patients effectively throughout the whole hospital stay, including admission, daily rounds and continuing evaluation, and dismissal, while remaining cognizant of the patients emotional, physical, and spiritual needs
  • Develop keen verbal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues, physicians, patients, and ancillary staff to ultimately become a key part of the inpatient health care delivery team
  • Learn practice management, including strategies in training students and other learners

Admission requirements


To be eligible for this fellowship, you must have:

  • Graduated from an accredited physician assistant or nurse practitioner program
  • Graduated from an acute care specialty program (only applicable to NPs)
  • National board certification
  • Arizona state license
  • Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications

Note: If you have not yet graduated from your training program and not yet met all of the prerequisites, you may still apply for the fellowship. But to be successfully appointed to the fellowship, you must have graduated and met all of the prerequisites before the start of the program.

How to apply

The application cycle opens November 1 and closes April 7 of the year in which you wish to begin the program. Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by April 7.

The program begins the middle of September and runs through the end of September the following year.

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
    • Select – Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    • Select – Physician Assistant Fellowship in Hospital Internal Medicine (ARZ)
  2. Complete each section of the application and submit
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section

Additional required items

  • CV/resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required and must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. Each recommender will receive an email with a link to complete a rating form and upload a letter.
  • Personal statement.
  • An official transcript from your training program must be mailed from the institution directly to Judy Cimochowski:

Judy Cimochowski
Education Coordinator
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
13400 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Track application details

Applicants are able to apply for two out of the three tracks. If you would like to apply to multiple tracks, complete the application for the track you are most interested in, and if you would like to also be considered for an additional track, please indicate your interest at the end of your personal statement.

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Applicants considered for acceptance are invited for an in-person interview.


Candidates selected for the fellowship will be contacted by phone, followed by an acceptance letter, by mid-June. If you receive an acceptance letter, your reply is expected within 10 days.

Website: https://college.mayo.edu/academics/health-sciences-education/physician-assistant-fellowship-hospital-internal-medicine-arizona/

Contact Information

Adrijana K. Anderson, MMS, PA-C
Program Director
(480) 342-1387  Ext.  – Local Phone

Amanda Stark, PA-C
Associate Program Director
(480) 342-1387  Ext.  – Local Phone

5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: (480) 342-1387
Fax: (480) 342-1388