Department and Faculty

Mayo Family Clinic Kasson building exterior

Mayo Family Clinic Kasson, where the Family Medicine Residency is based

The Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is committed to providing the highest quality care to individual patients and families. The 65 staff physicians, 33 midlevel providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) and their teams provide quality and compassionate care for 120,000 patient visits each year.

Family medicine at Mayo Clinic includes five family medicine clinics — four located in Rochester, and a community clinic in Kasson, Minnesota. All residents maintain their continuity practice at Kasson.


Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, incorporates:

  • Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, with over 2,000 beds
  • Over 2,000 staff physicians and scientists representing virtually all clinical specialties
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Comprehensive outpatient medical complex
  • Variety of research facilities
  • Diverse full-service laboratories
  • Several on-site pharmacies

Mayo Family Clinic Kasson, which is the home of the Family Medicine Residency, is a rural practice and houses the only physicians in the town of Kasson and in Dodge County, Minnesota.

The 16,000-square-foot facility has 43 fully equipped examination rooms and a complete office laboratory. Chest, extremity and skull X-rays can be taken on-site by a full-time X-ray technician. There are three procedure rooms equipped for minor surgery and cast application. Mayo Family Clinic Kasson underwent a $5 million renovation and expansion that was completed in early 2016.

Both the Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic and Mayo Family Clinic Kasson utilize leading-edge technology and equipment. You learn to properly use this technology for the benefit of your patients. Your training emphasizes compassionate patient care using the most cost-effective means.


In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

You have direct access to these individuals throughout your training in the Family Medicine Residency, giving you the opportunity to learn directly from experienced practitioners in family medicine.

Advisers and mentors

Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Also, your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.