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Welcome to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Welcome to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Choosing Mayo Clinic for your graduate medical education

As a resident or fellow at Mayo Clinic, you have access to tremendous clinical, educational, and research resources throughout your training, including:

  • A comprehensive clinical experience within your specialty. Learn to evaluate and treat patients with the full spectrum of diseases within your field, from the rare conditions to the more common cases. See all programs.
  • Extensive research options. Find opportunities to conduct clinical, basic science, and translational research either as a participant in the Clinician-Investigator Training Program or as part of your clinical rotations with faculty and advisers. More about research.
  • Global health opportunities. Choose to participate in the Mayo International Health Program or volunteer with minority or underserved populations within one of Mayo Clinic's campus communities.
  • Career guidance and networking opportunities. Receive career guidance from faculty and advisers, and learn about educational and career opportunities both within Mayo Clinic and at other institutions.
  • Leadership development. The Resident Leadership Academy (RLA) is an annual immersive leadership training experience for trainees, designed for individuals that have been identified as having future leadership potential.
  • An understanding of the health care environment and effective practice management strategies. The Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is a leading innovator in developing efficient and effective systems for delivering safe, high-quality health care for every patient.
  • More than 1,800 active residents and fellows across 300+ programs covering nearly every medical and surgical specialty.

Diverse and inclusive

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity list according to DiversityInc.

Best hospital

Ranked the No. 1 best hospital in the nation and top-ranked in 12 specialties on U.S. News & World Report's 2020-2021 list.

Top residency programs

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

From our trainees

Hear from current residents and fellows about their reasons for choosing Mayo Clinic for their graduate medical education and their favorite aspects of training here.

Alyssa Smith, M.D.


Alyssa Smith, M.D.

Our story: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education


Our story: Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Mayo Clinic trainee completing a procedure with a faculty member

Diversity and inclusion

At Mayo Clinic, we strive to maintain and develop a learning environment in which individual differences are valued, allowing all staff and students to achieve their fullest potential.

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Academic support and well-being

Being a trainee goes beyond studying. As you support patient care and research, we've designed services and resources to support your well-being, including career and academic, emotional, social, cognitive, financial, and physical.

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Our history

In 1915, the Mayo brothers established the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. In 1917, the first graduate degrees were conferred to two women and two men.

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