Resources For Physicians

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Referring a Patient

The Mayo Clinic Referring Physicians Service is your primary contact for:

  • Making patient appointments
  • Arranging telephone consultations with Mayo staff members
  • Answering questions and resolving any concerns you may have about Mayo services

Call 800-533-1564 (toll-free), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Exclusively for the use of physicians and their staffs.)

Laboratory Services

Dermatopathology Laboratory
Pathologic interpretations of skin specimens.

Immunodermatology Laboratory
Immunohistologic staining for evaluation of immunologically-mediated diseases of the skin or mucous membranes.

Graduate Training in Dermatology

Mayo Clinic offers the following graduate training programs in dermatology:

These programs offer possibilities for:

  • Extensive clinical training in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the skin and mucous membranes
  • Thorough preparation for a career in academic dermatology, laboratory research dermatology, immunodermatology, dermatopathology, Mohs surgery or dermatologic surgery
  • Intensive didactic training and the opportunity to conduct clinical or basic laboratory research
  • Participation in patient care that provides experience with both routine general dermatology cases and unusual skin disorders, ensuring strong training in diagnostics.

Mayo's dermatology training programs fulfill the requirements of:

  • The American Board of Dermatology in dermatology and immunodermatology
  • The American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology in dermatopathology
  • The American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology in surgical dermatology

Clinician-Investigator Training Program

Mayo offers a five-year Clinician-Investigator Training Program for those who are interested in an academic career in dermatology. When you successfully complete this program, you will have the clinical competence and research training needed to undertake dermatology research. The clinician-investigator program includes the three-year rotation schedule described in the Dermatology Residency Program, plus two more years of research training. You may pursue an advanced degree — either an M.S. or Ph.D. in Biomedical Science — during these additional two years.

This program meets the certification of the American Board of Dermatology.