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The most important sign of the success of any training program is how its graduates fare. Some graduates of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, have pursued academic appointments. One-third of the graduates are practicing in a rural or underserved setting, and one-third of the graduates are practicing obstetrics.

Dr. Allen shares her experience in the Family Medicine Residency and what she's doing now

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Dr. Allen shares her experience in the Family Medicine Residency and what she's doing now

Dr. Manhas and Dr. Murphy describe their experiences as residents in the Family Medicine Residency

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Dr. Manhas and Dr. Murphy describe their experiences as residents in the Family Medicine Residency

At the conclusion of the Family Medicine Residency, you may wish to continue your graduate medical education at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. Fellowships are available in preventive medicine and geriatrics. Your program director can provide more information about these opportunities.

Mayo Clinic often recruits staff physicians from its own training programs, so when you successfully complete the Family Medicine Residency, job opportunities may be available at one of Mayo Clinic's group practices.

Here’s what a few of our graduates have to say about their experience in the program.

Leah Clark, M.D.

Leah Clark, M.D.

"Family medicine appealed to me because I enjoy getting to be an intimate part of people’s lives and taking care of the whole person and their family members longitudinally. I love that to do this requires a large breadth of knowledge but still gives you the ability to develop a niche in an area as well."

2019 graduate and current instructor in family medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Kyle Moore, D.O.

Kyle Moore, D.O.

“I initially came to Mayo out of curiosity. I had never spent time in a large academic center, and many people had told me that primary care was best done in “unopposed” programs. I decided to do a visiting medical school rotation to see what it was like. My experience was amazing! The people, culture, environment, and systems far exceeded anything I had previously encountered. It seemed like everyone I worked with was intelligent, professional, caring, and fun. I knew I wanted those things in my residency.”

2019 graduate and current addiction medicine fellow at University of Utah

2021 graduates

Jessica Fike, D.O.

Jessica Fike, D.O.

Hometown: Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
Medical school:
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio

Future plans: Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital Family Practice

Geoffrey Gerardin, M.D.

Geoffrey Gerardin, M.D.

Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Medical school:
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Future plans: HealthPartners in the Twin Cities Nokomis Clinic

Michael Gilchrist, M.D.

Michael Gilchrist, M.D.

Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota
Medical school:
The University of North Dakota SMHS, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Future plans: St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, ID

Jason Greenwood, M.D., M.S.

Jason Greenwood, M.D., M.S.

Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota
Medical school:
University of North Dakota SMHS, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Future plans: Mayo Clinic Clinical Informatics Fellowship, then Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Rochester

Shennin Hudoba, M.D., M.A.

Shennin Hudoba, M.D., M.A.

Hometown: Schaumburg, Illinois
Medical school:
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Mayowood, Illinois

Future plans: Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Rochester – Northeast Clinic

Nathaniel Nielsen, D.O.

Nathaniel Nielson, D.O.

Hometown: Norwalk, Iowa
Medical school: Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa

Future plans: Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Rochester – Northeast Clinic

Danielle Southerland, D.O.

Danielle Southerland, D.O.

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Medical school:
Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Future plans: Northwestern Medicine Primary Care, Lisle, IL

Robert Strother, M.D.

Robert Strother, M.D.

Hometown: Union, Iowa
Medical school:
University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa

Future plans: Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea, MN 

Ahren Wippermann, M.D.

Ahren Wippermann, M.D.

Hometown: Champlin, Minnesota
Medical school:
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth, Minnesota

Future plans: Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association will help you stay in touch with your Mayo Clinic colleagues, maintain a valuable professional connection to Mayo Clinic throughout your medical and/or research career, participate in continuing medical education, and more.

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