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Mayo Clinic – Mayo Clinic Arizona PA Fellowship in OtolaryngologyVisit Website
(480) 342-2912  – Local Phone 5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Program length: 52 weeks

Prerequisites: Completed PA program and exam; Arizona state licensure

Granted: Certificate of Completion

Patient interaction: High

Placement outlook: Excellent

Contact Information

Carrlene Donald PA-C
(480) 342-2912 Ext. – Local Phone

Tony Mendez PA-C
(480) 342-2912 Ext. – Local Phone

Program Description

Physician Assistants who have completed their baccalaureate or master’s program and internship may complete a specialty Otolaryngology Physician Assistant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. This is the only fellowship offered in the United States for physician assistants who wish to specialize in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery.

This fellowship provides comprehensive Otolaryngology and head and neck surgery training for physician assistants. You will receive the hands-on clinical experience you need in a health-care setting that offers a diverse patient population and a team-oriented academic environment. Specialty training includes Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rhinology, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Neurotology.


Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.


Mayo Clinic in Arizona opened in 1987 as a premiere academic medical center in the southwestern United States, where advanced programs in medical research and education support the highest-quality patient care.

The Phoenix Campus is centered around a beautiful four-story outpatient clinic. Services in more than 66 medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

The Scottsdale Campus offers excellent education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The Samuel C. Johnson Research Center, a 75,000-square-foot building, houses scientists, trainees and students focused on molecular genetics, molecular immunology, molecular and cell biology, molecular chemistry and surgical research.

On the Phoenix Campus, the state-of-the-art 205-bed Mayo Clinic Hospital, which opened in 1998, is the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo. It has been recognized as “the Best Hospital in Phoenix” several times by Phoenix magazine.

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides evaluation, management and surgical services for problems pertaining to the ear, nose and sinus, head and neck.

Graduation and Certification

After completing your fellowship and summative examination, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo School of Health Sciences.


For the majority of the fellowship, your learning schedule will include ten-hour days, five days per week. You will take shared ENT call an average of six times per month.

Class Size

Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits two students in its Otolaryngology Physician Assistant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.

Program Contacts

Program Directors:

Carrlene Donald PA-C: donald.carrlene@mayo.edu

Tony Mendez PA-C: mendez.anthony@mayo.edu

Mayo School of Health Sciences Clinical Coordinator:

Judy Cimochowski: cimochowski.judith@mayo.edu