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Mayo Clinic culture from our learners' perspectives.


Mayo Clinic culture from our learners' perspectives.

Why do students and trainees choose Mayo Clinic?

From the moment you step foot on campus, you’ll notice we care about people differently. Our firm belief that the needs of the patient come first is the foundation of a culture that unites every health care provider, scientist, student, and trainee in a singular mission to provide hope and healing to the world — one person at a time.

We take note of where you came from and what led you here. Everything we do is centered around mentoring you in medical research and patient care to have the impact you’ve always known you could have.

Rankings and awards

When you choose Mayo Clinic, you’re not just choosing a place. You’re choosing a diverse community that exists to maximize your potential and advance health care through innovation and discovery. Over the years, Mayo Clinic and its schools have earned a number of honors that describe the environment you'll learn in.

Best hospital

Ranked the No. 1 best hospital in the nation and top-ranked in 14 specialties on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 list.

Top medical school

Ranked the No. 14 best medical school for research on U.S. News & World Report's 2022-2023 list.

Top residency programs

11 Mayo Clinic residencies rank in the top 10 of their specialty according to Doximity.

Leading the way

Mayo Clinic is a founding signatory for TIME'S UP Healthcare, dedicated to creating a safe, respectful, and equitable work environment.

Top employer

Ranked No. 3 by Forbes on its 2021 list of America's Best Large Employers.


Ranked on two specialty lists among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2021.


You'll turn your calling into a career at the best hospital in the nation

Designed to educate the leaders of tomorrow, we use our history as a blueprint and continue to follow the principles that have guided us since our inception more than 150 years ago. We are driven by science, energized by education, and relentlessly focused on patient care.

Medical students engage in a clinical anatomy experience.

Health care isn’t static and neither are we

"It’s very meaningful for me to be able to watch research be implemented in the clinic to improve patient care. Not many places offer such established collaborations between clinic and lab, especially not at a world-renowned clinic — that’s what made Mayo such an obvious choice for me." -Brooke Paradise, Ph.D. student

Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of health care discovery and innovation, and we bring that to the classroom — faster. All of our learners have the opportunity to participate in Mayo’s breakthrough medical research and are challenged to pioneer new scientific discoveries.

Map of Mayo Clinic locations in Arizona, Florida, and Minnesota

3 campuses, 5 schools, unlimited learning opportunities

"I wanted to learn from the very best and from rare cases only able to be treated here due to Mayo Clinic’s unique ability to provide many treatment options. But most importantly, I wanted to be a part of an institution that always puts the patients' needs first." -Kirsten Wilcox, RTT, R.T.(R), Radiation Therapy graduate

From common to complex, learners do more and have access to more. They interact with diverse patient populations with a broad spectrum of medical conditions in multiple care settings.


Be part of a community that challenges you to become your best

Between your fellow students, faculty, and mentors, our programs attract leading scholars and diverse minds from around the world to shape the future of medicine.

Mayo Clinic researcher examining specimen in laboratory with student

World-class faculty and mentors

"You only get to train once, so make the most of it. Each day I have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty who are leaders in their field, bright and motivated residents, and kind and caring staff. I knew that I was not only going to receive great training, but the right training." -Omar Mohamed, M.D., Plastic Surgery resident

Our faculty members are leading physicians and researchers working on the greatest medical challenges of our time. They are passionate teachers, committed to providing mentorship and guidance through every step of training to ensure your success.

A woman walks on the beach with her doggo.

Focus on your wellness and well-being

"Residency is a tough phase of training, but the program strives to maintain some balance. Co-residents hang out together, and the city provides a backdrop of activity to fulfill any taste. Everyone at the hospital works toward shared goals to provide the best care for the patient, so we all work as a team and support each other." -Mariam Ali-Mucheru, M.D., General Surgery resident

Taking steps to address burnout and improve wellness through a variety of initiatives continues to be one of our main priorities in order to ensure your long-term success.

Mayo Clinic faculty member teaching students in anatomy lab

Bringing diverse minds together

"My favorite part is definitely the people. My classmates are some of the most brilliant, down-to-earth, and fun people I've met. The medical school and clinical staff are all very friendly and always helpful. And the residents and faculty are amazing clinicians who are dedicated toward educating and mentoring medical students." -Christopher Dinh, M.D., M.D. Program graduate and Internal Medicine resident

Our learners come from all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and more than 80 countries. We rely on your unique experiences and vantage points to drive the future of equitable patient care.


A chance to become the health care provider you’ve always wanted to be

There isn’t one right way to be an excellent health care provider. We don’t educate students to fit a mold or teach to provide care in one specific way. We guide based on interests, and educate to help students be the providers they want to be.

2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Excellence that isn't financially out of reach

"You have the freedom to choose whatever lab you want — the graduate school will fund you for five years." -Alaa Koleilat, Ph.D. student

Our priority is to train outstanding clinicians and scientists, regardless of your financial background. We keep affordability at the forefront of our biggest decisions:

Mayo Clinic graduates celebrating after four long years of medical school.

Have confidence in your future

"You never really leave Mayo, and Mayo's training never really leaves you. It laid the foundation for how I approach difficult situations and challenging encounters with families. I use these lessons every day in my interactions with patients and families." -Andrew Sandstrom, M.D.-Ph.D. graduate, assistant professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine

Our graduates join a network of influential leaders in research, education, and medicine. You'll be fully prepared to make an impact, wherever your next steps lead.