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Internal Medicine Residency (Florida)

Career Development

Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency trainees in Jacksonville, Florida.

Recent graduates of Mayo Clinic’s Internal Medicine Residency practice in all regions of the United States and around the world, oftentimes becoming leaders in their practices, local and national societies, and sub-specialty societies.

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

Catalina Sanchez Alvarez, M.D.

Catalina Sanchez Alvarez, M.D.

“The internal medicine training I received at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville was stellar. I had the possibility to learn about and manage a variety of diseases, and gained confidence in managing patients with a variety of conditions. I especially enjoyed the balance between supervision and autonomy – we were able to make decisions related to patient care, and had great resources available when we needed them.”

2018 graduate and current rheumatology fellow at Mayo Clinic

Christopher Trautman, M.D.

Christopher Trautman, M.D.

“The class size was one of my favorite components of the program. It was truly like a family, with excellent support for each other. The program also offers a lot of flexibility with electives throughout the three years.”

2017 graduate and current nephrology fellow at Mayo Clinic

William Palmer, M.D.

William Palmer, M.D.

“Mayo Clinic provided a complete training experience, with superb clinical training and exposure, unparalleled research opportunities, and top-notch education. They also take the time to provide outlets for arts and humanities, as well as support for resident spouses and families.”

2013 graduate and current faculty member in gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic

Alumni

Class of 2018
NameAreaDestination
Ali Alsaad Cardiology Fellowship University of Chicago, Illinois
Scott A. Helgeson Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Myra A. Irvin Chief Resident Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Andree H. Koop Chief Resident Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Sven Oman Chief Resident Naples Community Hospital, Florida
Neej Patel Gastroenterology Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
Keith Sacco Allergy/Immunology Fellowship National Institutes of Health
Catalina Sanchez Rheumatology Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Taryn Smith Women's Health Fellowship Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Armando Villanueva Hospitalist University of Kansas

Class of 2017

Class of 2017
NameAreaDestination
Allan M. Bates Hospital Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, Minnesota
Christopher Brett Radiation Oncology Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Lauren F. Cornell Center for Breast Health Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Jed (Colt) Cowdell Chief Resident Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Martin Gibbs Global Health Fellowship University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Brett T. Hiroto Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Saadi Imam Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Kayin B. Jeffers Gastroenterology Fellowship Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
Christopher L. Trautman Chief Resident Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Mohamad Zetir Cardiology Fellowship University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Class of 2016

Class of 2016
NameAreaDestination
Rajat Bhalla Hospital Internal Medicine St. Vincent's HealthCare, Jacksonville, Florida
Donnesha B. Clayton
  • Chief Resident
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship
  • Naples Community Hospital Residency
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Jose Melendez Rosado Gastroenterology Fellowship Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida
Jordan C. Ray Cardiology Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Sarah W. Robison
  • Chief Resident
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
Gaja F. Shaughnessy Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Hilary Steele Infectious Disease Fellowship MUSC, Charleston, South Carolina
Ryan L. Ung Cardiology Fellowship Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Monia E. Werlang
  • Chief Resident
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Shamol Williams Primary Care Orlando VA Medical Center

 

Class of 2015

Class of 2015
NameAreaDestination
Casey Cable Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Jeffrey Duncan Hospital Internal Medicine Halifax Medical Center, Florida
Gautam Matcha Hospital Internal Medicine Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Luke McCrone Gastroenterology Fellowship Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans
Chad Mcree Cardiology Fellowship University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
Jason Prater Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship University of South Florida
Ronald Racho Gastroenterology Fellowship University of Kentucky
Steven Sears
  • Chief Resident
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Kristina Seeger Gastroenterology Fellowship Scripps Clinic, San Diego, California
Raul Valery
  • Chief Resident
  • Primary Care
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida

Additional training

At the conclusion of the Internal Medicine Residency, you may wish to continue your graduate medical education at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

The Internal Medicine Residency has workshops every year devoted to career planning and fellowship applications. These workshops include subspecialty program directors and program administrators, as well as residents who have recently completed the interview trail. Our residency is very successful in matching in competitive fellowships. Our faculty is very active in supporting resident success in achieving each resident's fellowship of choice.

In addition, there are mock interviews available and a session on curriculum vitae preparation. Residents have advisers from the pool of core faculty, associate program directors, as well as academic mentors.

If you’re accepted for a fellowship, you continue to receive in-depth, daily, one-on-one training with a consultant. You also have the opportunity to increase your own supervisory and administrative skills.

Advancement opportunities

Advancement opportunities for this program are continually expanding to include new areas of specialization, including quality improvement, research, education, and leadership.

Programs include:

  • The Clinician-Investigator Training Program, which provides an integrated, comprehensive educational research experience. The program includes six months of research during PGY-3 and a fellowship position of your choice at Mayo Clinic.
  • If you’re interested in leadership, the healthcare administration and leadership program includes resident representative spots on institutional committees.
  • If your passion is education, Mayo Clinic offers “Residents as Teachers” training sessions and the Mayo Clinic Education Academy.
  • Mayo Clinic Quality Academy offers gold, silver, and bronze certifications for residents interested in quality and patient safety metrics.