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Internal Medicine Residency (Minnesota)

Career Development

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Graduate outcomes

The most important indicator of the success of a training program is found in the outcomes of the graduates upon completion of their training. The Internal Medicine Residency has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with a 10-year accreditation cycle (the maximum).

Mayo residents are highly successful in obtaining the fellowship of their choice. Over 70% of residents get their first choice in the fellowship match and over 96% match into one of their top-three choices, even in the most competitive subspecialty fellowships.

More than 50% of Mayo graduates are in academic positions throughout the U.S.

Historically, two-thirds of the graduates from Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester have entered subspecialty training. Graduates pursuing subspecialty careers will find that Mayo's reputation opens the door to opportunities for fellowship training at the most prestigious and competitive programs. See a list of fellowship programs of recent Mayo internal medicine graduates.

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

Mazie Tsang, M.D.

Mazie Tsang, M.D.

"I am so grateful for the training I received from Mayo Clinic's Internal Medicine Residency Program, which is one of the best in the country. The leadership have created a curriculum that is focused on the trainees' education and creating a broad exposure to every subspecialty, which has made me both a better generalist and hematology/oncology fellow. Mayo Clinic also provided me many opportunities for research and to attend medical conferences for additional education and career building."

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, University of California San Francisco

Majd El-Harasis, M.D.

Majd El-Harasis, M.D.

“My experiences at Mayo Clinic have given me a deep, thorough grounding in internal medicine, which I have carried with me. My transition to cardiology fellowship was made easy by the wealth of knowledge I acquired during my time at Mayo, elective opportunities in echo and other areas of cardiology, and most importantly, comfort in dealing with complex patients with a multitude of medical problems. I would choose Mayo again for IM residency one thousand times over as training there was one of the best experiences I could have asked for.”

Cardiology Fellowship, Vanderbilt University

Allison Yang, M.D.

Allison Yang, M.D.

“The training that I received at Mayo Clinic helped me to be a more confident and more efficient GI fellow. There was a huge emphasis on evidence-based learning and this focus on clinical guidelines and novel research really helped me to become a better doctor. Overall, I wouldn’t be the doctor that I am today or where I am today had I not been a resident at Mayo Clinic.”

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Justin Fiala, M.D.

Justin Fiala, M.D.

“The breadth of clinical and research experience I received during my IM residency at Mayo prepared me exceptionally well for the rigors of a pulmonary/critical care fellowship. Training at Mayo taught me how to systematically think through even the most complex patients to give them the best care possible. Beyond that, the solid grounding I received in evidence-based medicine and systems improvement/QI provided me with skill sets that continue to set me apart. On the whole, I couldn't imagine a better place to have trained."

Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Northwestern University