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Research Training

Mayo Clinic dermatology residents in Minnesota examining a patient

Residents are expected to participate in research projects with consulting staff. Participants may choose to be involved in:

  • Clinicopathologic correlative studies
  • Clinical reports
  • Defined laboratory-based projects
  • Clinical pharmacology studies
  • Clinical or laboratory-based research related to dermatologic surgery
  • Dermatopathology or immunopathology projects

Residents are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation at national meetings.

Mayo Clinic's Department of Dermatology research laboratory collaborates with several other Mayo research laboratories, including immunology, cell and molecular biology, and molecular genetics.

The Research and Innovation Track residency position is one of the eight positions offered. It includes one additional year of training, specifically intended for residents with strong interests in research and innovation.

Research and Innovation Track

Residents choose their projects. The goal is to prepare the resident for an academic pathway or a career in innovation. Prior research experience is helpful, but not a prerequisite. The Research and Innovation Track position incorporates PGY-2 through PGY-5.

  • The first year of residency is identical to the categorical and advanced program.
  • The second year includes three months of project time.
  • The third year includes 45 percent dedicated project time. Approximately two days a week are given to projects. The other three days are identical to the third-year SRA experience.
  • The fourth year is dedicated to projects with the exception of one half-day a week, when the resident is assigned to see patients in the outpatient practice.