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Resident Life

Eight residents from Mayo Clinic's Adult Neurology Residency in Arizona pose for a fun group photo in front of a life-size Graduation 2022 marquee sign.
Residents from Mayo Clinic's Adult Neurology Residency in Arizona pose for a fun group photo at graduation 2022!

Outside of work, residents in the Adult Neurology Residency program love all that Mayo Clinic and Phoenix, Arizona, have to offer. We'll support you both inside and outside of the Mayo Clinic campus to promote wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Wellness initiatives

As a trainee, your physical and mental health is a priority to both Mayo Clinic and the department. Trainees have access to several resources to promote well-being, as well as time off clinical duties to attend appointments.

Fitness centers

Fitness options at Mayo Clinic in ArizonaAs a resident or fellow at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, you have access to an exclusive learners-only gym and wellness center conveniently located on the Phoenix campus. Additionally, Mayo Clinic residents or fellows at our three campuses get discounted membership fees to area gyms through PerkSpot, the Mayo Clinic employee discount program.

All Arizona learners can also sign up to take fitness classes and health workshops through the department of Integrative Health or through the Mayo Clinic Well-Being program.


Cardiovascular diseases fellow works on a computer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.The Student Services office provides resources to promote academic, emotional, social, cognitive, financial, and physical well-being. Career and academic services include academic advising, peer tutoring, and accommodations for learners with disabilities or health conditions. Mental health services, counseling, interview practice, and a variety of enrichment sessions on topics like budgeting, resiliency, and stress and burn-out are also available through the Student Services office.

Groups on campus

Trainees at the MERG fairOpportunities to join a variety of groups on campus provide regular social activities and can help enhance your training while connecting with a broad group of peers.

Trainees have the opportunity to join a Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) at any time during their training program. Current MERGs on the Phoenix/Scottsdale campus in Arizona include groups based on African, Asian, and Latino heritage as well as groups focused on veterans, global health, leadership development, and LGBTI and differently-abled staff and allies.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

At Mayo Clinic, we foster an inclusive working environment and embrace the diversity of all of our residents, faculty, staff, and patients. Our Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers tremendous resources to support our mission of maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for all of our employees, including our learners. We strive to provide culturally appropriate care and do our part to reduce health care disparities.

Life in Phoenix

Our residents love the beautiful scenery and opportunities for adventure that Arizona has to offer, as well as the big city entertainment and diverse restaurants in the Phoenix area. The beautiful and rugged landscape offers year-round recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, and biking. In Downtown Phoenix, you'll enjoy an eclectic art scene, sports arenas, concert venues, and endless dining options, and our residents love the nightlife scene in Scottdale's entertainment district. 

Here are just a few things our residents enjoy about living in Phoenix:

  • Exploring the Grand Canyon and other national parks
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Summer water activities
  • The diverse restaurant scene