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Resident Life

Residents riding in golf carts on Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.

Outside of work in Jacksonville, Florida, residents enjoy a variety of activities on the land, in the water, and during days of sunshine. Download our Guide to Jacksonville, Florida, created by current residents offering their recommendations and favorite activities, day trips, food, and more. Here are just a few of their recommendations.

Fitness centers

A student practices yogaWhile training at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, you have access to the University of North Florida student wellness complex when you apply through Student Services.

Mayo Clinic trainees also benefit from exclusive discounts with the YMCA in Jacksonville, Florida, with access to up to 13 locations.

Groups on campus

Two trainees laugh together at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.Opportunities to join a variety of groups on campus provide regular social activities and can help enhance your training while connecting with a broad group of peers.

Trainees will have the opportunity to join a Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) at any time during their training program. Current MERGs on the Florida campus include groups based on African, Indian, Asian, and Latino heritage as well as groups focused on global health volunteering, professional development, family resources and events, and LGBTI and differently abled staff and allies. 


Cardiovascular diseases fellow works on a computer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.The Student Services office provides resources to promote academic, emotional, social, cognitive, financial, and physical well-being. Career and academic services include academic advising, peer tutoring, and accommodations for learners with disabilities or health conditions. Mental health services, counseling, interview practice, and a variety of enrichment sessions on topics like budgeting, resiliency, and stress and burn-out are also available through the Student Services office.

Life as a resident

Explore a few of the ways residents maintain balance between work responsibilities and hobbies, family, and friends outside of the clinic.