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Family Medicine Residency (Rochester, Minnesota)

Mayo Clinic Family Medicine residents treating a patient


The three-year Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers an exceptional training experience. Despite being an internationally-known premier tertiary medical center, the program has a unique ability to provide community-based family medicine in a large academic environment. You will work alongside world-renowned physicians who have a passion for teaching and enjoy the close-knit feeling of our continuity clinic in Kasson, where we see a wide variety of patients. It's really the best of both worlds for training.

As a resident, you’ll experience:

  • A comprehensive education emphasizing the management and treatment of common problems encountered by family physicians
  • An emphasis on treating the whole patient and their family on an ongoing basis
  • A supportive environment with a well-rounded faculty
  • A balance between the opportunities to develop a solid knowledge base in academic and evidence-based medicine and the skills needed to be an outstanding family physician

Accreditation and certification

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 this residency, you are eligible to take the Family Medicine Certification Examination offered by ABFM. 

Program history

The Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began training its first resident in 1978. Since then, nearly 270 residents have completed training in our program. Each year, nine residents are welcomed into our residency.

Frequently asked questions (and answers)

What types of patients will I see in a week working in family medicine?

Here are some of the patients and procedures during a typical week, though this can vary greatly:

  • Corticosteroid injections, including joint injections
  • Nail removals
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Casting and splinting
  • Mole excisions
  • Circumcisions
  • IUD placement
  • Cryotherapy
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Incision and drainage
  • Vasectomies
  • Dermatological lesion biopsy and excision
  • Acute care procedures

Are there training opportunities in international medicine?

There is a well-established elective rotation in international travel medicine, during which you see patients for travel consultation, immunizations, and evaluation of recently returned travelers with travel-related illness.

Additionally, the Mayo International Health Program helps residents and fellows pursue elective rotations providing medical care to underserved international populations in well-planned and mentored settings. The program provides financial support to help defray travel and basic living expenses for those selected to participate.

Katherine Ehman, M.D., M.P.H.

Meet our trainees

The access to resources at Mayo Clinic is completely unparalleled. When I have questions, I can talk to world specialists (who are all kind, approachable, and want to teach).

Katherine Ehman, M.D., M.P.H.
Family medicine chief resident

Matthew Meunier, M.D.

Meet the faculty

Our residency trains confident and dynamic family physicians by emphasizing small-town practice at Mayo Family Clinic Kasson and outstanding added-value rotations at Mayo Clinic and within Mayo Clinic Health System.

Matthew Meunier, M.D.
Family Medicine Residency program director

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
Campus and community

Rochester, MN

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Stipend and benefits