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Quality improvement

All residents complete a Mayo Clinic Bronze Level Certification course and engage in a Transitional Year quality project and a residency quality improvement project. 

Research opportunities

There are endless clinical and translational research opportunities at Mayo Clinic. Several internationally recognized attending physicians have active research projects that you can lead or participate in. You can also pioneer your own research project and can apply for funding from Mayo Clinic or other institutions.  

There are resources available for a statistician to assist with any research projects. Also, available is a team dedicated to helping with illustrations, graphics, formatting, and editing of any manuscript. You have two months of dedicated research time during your residency.

You’re granted 10 trip days per year when presenting at a conference with $1,750 for each trip. You’re also allowed one attendance trip during residency.

Academic Excellence Day

Mayo Clinic’s campus in Arizona has an Academic Excellence Day each year where you can present posters and oral presentations. Several of our residents have won awards for the quality of their research projects. 

Senior research project

You conduct a research project which you present on Neurology Grand Rounds in your senior year. 

Clinician-Investigator Training Program

Mayo Clinic's Clinician-Investigator Training Program is two years in length. When you complete this program, you will be academically prepared, competent in clinical neurology, technically skilled in research, and capable of competing in today's research environment. 

If you’re interested in the Clinician-Investigator Program, you should indicate your interest early in your residency training. Then you’re assigned to a faculty member who will help you develop a competitive written research proposal.