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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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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 2022-2023 list.

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 residency programs

14 Mayo Clinic programs rank in the top 10 of their specialty according to Doximity.


Ranked on two specialty lists among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity in 2023.

Top employer

Ranked No. 3 by Forbes on its 2023 list of America's Best Large Employers.


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.

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Healthcare isn’t static and neither are we

Mayo Clinic is at the forefront of healthcare 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.

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3 campuses, 5 schools, unlimited learning opportunities

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.

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World-class faculty and mentors

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.

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Focus on your wellness and well-being

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.

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Bringing diverse minds together

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 healthcare provider you’ve always wanted to be

There isn’t one right way to be an excellent healthcare 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.

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Excellence that isn't financially out of reach

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

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Have confidence in your future

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.