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Application Process


There is one position available in Mayo Clinic's Medical Genetics Residency Program for clinical genetics each year.


The Clinical Medical Genetics Residency is open to physicians who have successfully completed at least one year of training in an ACGME-accredited residency program in a recognized specialty (such as Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, etc.) as well as experience seeing patients. International medical school graduates may petition the ABMGG to have their residency training (which may have been overseas) approved. All international applicants must be ECFMG certified and must have passed the USMLE Steps 1-2. If international applicants are seeking an H-1B visa, they must also have passed USMLE Step 3.

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to Apply

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This can be done through your medical school dean's office. The application form and all supporting documentation must be submitted by August in the year preceding the appointment date. The academic year begins in July following the match.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS Web site. The application requires the following information:
    • Official medical school transcripts.
    • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX, or NBME).
    • A dean's letter and at least three other letters of recommendation.
    • A curriculum vitae.
    • A personal statement.
    • A valid ECFMG certificate (if you graduated from a medical school outside of the United States).
    • A copy of your medical school diploma (if you have graduated from medical school).
  2. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between August and October each year prior to the match date.