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Graduate medical education in family medicine at Mayo Clinic

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The three-year Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers an exceptional training experience in family medicine. The program is based in an academic hospital where you will work alongside world-renowned physicians who have a passion for teaching. Our continuity clinic in the Cannaday Building is where you will see a wide variety of patients and learn common procedures.

Program highlights:

  • An emphasis on treating the whole patient and their family on an ongoing basis
  • Unlimited access to the multidisciplinary J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center
  • Innovation in the practice and future of family medicine
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration throughout Mayo Clinic
  • A supportive environment with a well-rounded faculty

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Four people from the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, for a demonstration.

Your training experience

As a resident at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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Our curriculum prepares you to take care of patients of all ages and throughout all stages of their lives, not only as their personal physician, but also as a leader, scientist, and advocate for a healthy community.

Frequently asked questions

What kind of procedures do you learn?

We provide extensive training in our simulation center, and you'll learn to perform skin biopsies, incision and drainage, cryotherapy, joint and soft tissue injections, point of care ultrasound, casting and splinting, colposcopies, IUD and Nexplanon insertions, endometrial biopsies, vasectomy, toenail removals, and more.

What is the call schedule like?

We have a night float system for PGY-2 and PGY-3 (senior) residents in our hospital admitting service. The night resident completes overnight shifts without work responsibilities on the days following these shifts. Each senior resident spends approximately three to four weeks a year on nights for one week at a time. The only 24-hour on-call assignments are national holidays that are covered by the PGY-2 residents. 

As a first-year resident, you have two weeks of night float with a senior resident on family medicine and one to two weeks of night float in the pediatric hospital. 

Are there training opportunities in international medicine?

The Mayo International Health Program enables residents to travel all over the globe with an elective rotation that provides medical care to an underserved international population in well-planned and mentored settings. The program provides financial support to help defray travel and basic living expenses.


This program meets the training requirements as defined by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the Family Medicine Certification Examination offered by ABFM.

Program history

The Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida began training residents in 1995. Since then, more than 160 residents have completed our program.

Our graduates are practicing in all types of locales, from underserved, rural areas to large cities. Each year, eight residents are welcomed into our program.

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