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Application Process


Five positions are available each year in the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Health System — Mankato. We look for candidates that share our mission to improve the health and wellness of all individuals in our community.


Our residency looks for candidates that share our mission to improve the health and wellness of all individuals in our community.

  • Applicants must be graduating within the current academic year or have graduated from medical school within the previous two years and remained clinically active.
  • Medical schools must appear in one of the following directories and be accredited by an accrediting agency that is officially recognized by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME):
  • Applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and enroll in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • Applicants must provide at least three letters of recommendation through ERAS, with at least one letter from a practicing, board-certified family physician who has provided supervision of the applicant.
  • Successful candidates are encouraged to complete their USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1 and 2 prior to their interview. Step 1 and 2 scores must be submitted to the ERAS by Jan. 31 to be considered for ranking by the program.
  • Applicants must be eligible to obtain a Minnesota Board of Medical Practice license. Refer to the Licensure eligibility policy for details on USMLE and COMLEX exam requirements for licensure. Note: After Jan. 1, 1991, an applicant not receiving a passing score on each component of the Federation Licensing Examination within three sittings shall not be eligible for licensure by the board nor permitted additional examination sittings in Minnesota.
  • Applicants must additionally meet all admissions criteria established by Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Dec. 1 of the year prior to the program start date. The academic year begins in July.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. This program requires that at least one of your three letters of recommendation be from a practicing, board-certified family physician that has provided supervision to you.
  2. All appointments are made at the first-year level through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.
  3. Applicants under consideration will be invited to interview with our faculty and current residents. Interviews are typically held mid-October through January each year.