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Interactive Didactics

Mayo Clinic internal medicine residents

We offer an interactive didactic curriculum with the following components:

  • Our core curriculum is facilitated on weekdays during noon conference time and begins with an Intern 101 series at the beginning of the academic year, and progresses to American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) core topics.
  • We have regularly scheduled evidence-based medicine, journal club, and morbidity and mortality conferences.
  • We also incorporate monthly quality improvement, intro to research, and innovation curriculum didactics.
  • Case-based ambulatory morning report only in the outpatient setting, three days per week.
  • We also offer a unique integrated ultrasound curriculum with our simulation center training

Mayo Clinic's Medical Grand Rounds are weekly continuing medical education (CME)-accredited conferences in which you routinely present case reports and clinical images.

Board review

All PGY-3 residents attend board review one half-day a week. This is a yearlong course designed and directed by a core faculty who serves as our residency board review director. PGY-3 residents are excused from all clinical responsibilities during this protected board review time.

Fellowship preparation

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

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.