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Community Engagement

Family Medicine resident works with kids at the Children's Museum in Mankato, Minnesota.

Community engagement is a hallmark of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic in Mankato, Minnesota. Residents, faculty, and medical students are actively engaged with the community in a variety of venues.

Examples include:

  • St. Peter Free Clinic - free services to underserved communities
  • Participation in a program that integrates oral health into well-child visits - a "first of its kind" program in Minnesota
  • Development and delivery of health education topics for infants, toddlers, and tweens at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota
  • Food drives
  • Sports Physicals Night Out - opportunity for the community to complete high school sports physicals during convenient evening hours
  • Community garden focused on addressing food insecurity
  • Nursing home care and home visits
  • Sports medicine opportunities with students in the athletic training rooms and sporting events at Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Provide medical assistance at the Mankato Marathon and host the post-run Stretch Zone
  • Health education with community partners such as VINE Adult Community CenterGEM speaking engagements, Minnesota Valley Action Council, Project Community Connect, and others as they become available