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Resident Life

Mayo Clinic Dermatology residents hanging out in Jacksonville, Florida.

Our residents love all that Mayo Clinic and Jacksonville have to offer. We'll support you both inside and outside of the Mayo Clinic campus and ensure your work/life balance. As a trainee, your physical and mental health is a priority to both Mayo Clinic and our department. You will have access to several resources to promote well-being, as well as time off clinical duties to attend appointments.

Fitness centers

Trainees exercising in a studioMayo Clinic residents or fellows at our three campuses get discounted membership fees to area gyms.

Residents and fellows have access to exclusive discounts with the YMCA in Jacksonville, Florida, which has several locations.

Coming in 2024, Mayo Clinic will have its own newly built facility on campus.

Groups on campus

Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) in FloridaOpportunities 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 will have the opportunity to join a Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) at any time during their training program. Current MERGs on the Florida campus include groups based on African, Asian, and Latino heritage as well as groups focused on veterans, global health volunteering, professional development, family resources and events, and LGBTI and differently-abled staff and allies. 


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.

Life in Jacksonville

Outside of work, residents enjoy a variety of activities on the land, in the water, and during days of sunshine.

Looking for a great place to eat? We recommend:

  • Barbeque: Bearded Pig and Valley Smoke
  • Pizza: Biggie's Pizza
  • Seafood: Safe Harbor and North Beach Fish Camp
  • Southern food: Soul Food Bistro

Looking for things to do? Check out these local activities and day trips:

Dermatology residents pose for a group photo at the 2022 Graduation Celebration.

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