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Trainee well-being

As a trainee, your physical and mental health is a priority. Both Mayo Clinic and the community of Rochester, Minnesota, offer a plethora of opportunities for a work/life balance. You will have access to several resources to promote well-being and foster community and inclusivity, as well as services to support you and your family.

Video: Living in Rochester, Minnesota

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Video: Living in Rochester, Minnesota

DLMP Trainee Well-Being Committee

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) has a well-being committee dedicated to fostering a culture that allows our residents and fellows to maintain their well-being as they participate in Mayo Clinic's three shields of patient care, education, and research. The committee's mission is to impart the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to maintain resilience and experience joy during training, which is an essential foundation for future success in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.

The trainee well-being committee facilitates:

  • Community building with activities within and outside of the training environment
  • Development of skills to enhance resilience and maintain wellness
  • Recognition and celebration of citizenship and achievements in patient care, teaching, and scholarship

Other wellness resources at Mayo Clinic

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center

Trainees taking a yoga class at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.Trainees have access to the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center (DAHLC), which is located on both Mayo Clinic campuses (downtown and Saint Marys) in Rochester, Minnesota. This state-of-the-art fitness facility offers basic classes (including free weights, stretching, cardio, and more), drop-in classes, evaluation services, group training, virtual personal training, and virtual wellness coaching.

Membership to the DAHLC is available at a low cost to trainees and their families through payroll deduction.

  • Dan Abraham Health Living Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7OLDXcTtXA&list=PLijUmSxlCLn-JP5dDXYwo4jpRooQYY03T&index=3
  • A look inside the Dan Abraham Health Living Center https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-65NDLr38U

Groups on campus

Several groups on campus help you connect with other fellows and their families, such as the Mayo Fellows Association, the Mayo Families' Connection, and Mayo Employee Resource Groups.Several groups on campus help you connect with other fellows and their families, such as the Mayo Fellows Association, the Mayo Families' Connection, and Mayo Employee Resource Groups. These groups help enhance your training by providing and organizing wellness initiatives and social activities.

Workshops for spouses and significant others are also available.

Well-being

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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Vision of empowered belonging

Mayo Clinic's vision is to create a global environment of empowered belonging, enhancing equitable health care needs at every possible step. This will require building an environment of psychological safety, making Mayo Clinic a place where all staff can bring their authentic best selves. 

To support this vision, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) is committed to being a department where diversity is embraced and celebrated while providing an inclusive environment where employees, trainees, and everyone we serve feel valued and respected. 

Strategic goals:

  • Enhance inclusion and culture of belonging
  • Grow and sustain workforce diversity
  • Promote equity in the workplace
  • Grow and maintain strategic paternerships with local minority communities
  • Sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion using data-driven approaches
  • Increase transparency and accountability through communications
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Life in Rochester

Consistently ranked as a top place to live, Rochester is a safe community with friendly neighborhoods, many year-round activities, and several parks, green spaces, and miles of bike trails. Learn more about our community and what our fellows love about living here.

About our programs

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and the residencies and fellowships we have to offer at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

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