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Application Process

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Each year, nine positions are available on a competitive basis in the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.


Applicants typically apply to the Family Medicine Residency during their fourth year of medical school. Applicants must have graduated from medical school after July 1 within three years of the anticipated residency start year. 

Also see application materials for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The academic year begins July 1.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Dec. 31 of the year preceding the program start date.

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  1. Visit the ERAS website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials. One of your letters of recommendation should be from a practicing family physician.
  2. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website in addition to applying through ERAS.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between mid-October and early January each year.