The most important indicator of the success of a training program is found in the outcomes of the graduates upon completion of their training.
Every resident who has successfully completed the General Surgery Residency has been eligible for American Board of Surgery certification. The overall success rate of Mayo graduates in obtaining American Board of Surgery certification is 98%.
Of the physicians who graduated from this residency in the past eight years, 80% pursued additional fellowship training.
Mayo Clinic Surgical Society in Honor of James T. Priestly
Graduates of our program are eligible to join the Mayo Clinic Surgical Society in Honor of James T. Priestly, an alumni society for surgeons at all three sites who trained at Mayo or are current or former Mayo Clinic Department of Surgery staff members. We have more than 600 members worldwide, made up primarily of Mayo surgical alumni, who meet once a year for scientific exchange, as well as the renewal of friendships at social events.
Words from past alumni
Graduates of the General Surgery Residency reflect on their training at Mayo Clinic.
Nimesh Naik, M.D.
John Zietlow, M.D.
Learn more about our recent graduates.
|Alumni name||Graduation year|
|EeeLN Buckarma, M.D.||Class of 2023|
|Francisco Cardenas Lara, M.D.||Class of 2023|
|Roderick Davis, M.D.||Class of 2023|
|Brandon Douglass, M.D.||Class of 2023|
|Andreas Polycarpou, M.D.||Class of 2023|
|Nathaniel Robinson, M.D.||Class of 2023|
|Michael Traynor, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.||Class of 2023|
|Rebecca Zhu, M.D.||Class of 2023|
|Ahmed Alsayed, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Elvis Camacho, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Jennifer Leitang, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Nicholas McKenna, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|David Moravec, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Erek Nelson, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Bobby Pride, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Raffaele Rocco, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Trey Rogers, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Alaa Sada, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Thomas Szabo Yamashita, M.D.||Class of 2022|
|Rob Wendt, M.D.||Class of 2022|
Graduates of the General Surgery Residency are highly competitive for fellowship training programs at Mayo Clinic and throughout the United States.
Mayo Clinic offers surgery specialty fellowships that complement the General Surgery Residency.
These fellowships offer in-depth, daily, one-on-one training with a consultant and the opportunity to increase your surgical, supervisory, and administrative skills. During your residency, you can talk with your faculty adviser about these opportunities.
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.Learn more