Meet Our Trainees

Mayo Clinic internal medicine residents sitting on outdoor bench

The Internal Medicine Residency has a total of more than 180 residents in training at any point in time. See what a few of them have to say about our program.

Robert Ward, M.D.

Robert Ward, M.D.

“I have been blown away by the amount of resources and support available to both residents and patients. I imagined a system such as Mayo would be a very well-oiled machine, but it has certainly exceeded my expectations. The environment is very conducive for growing and learning as a young physician.”

Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA

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Caitlin Conboy, M.D., Ph.D.

Caitlin Conboy, M.D., Ph.D.

“Mayo’s Clinician-Investigator Training Program has a track record of success in placing graduates in highly regarded faculty positions. Residents coming here to pursue their research and residency training will find a culture of scholarship and collaboration, well-funded and nationally renowned research mentors, easy availability of clinical data, and helpful core facilities.”

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

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Samuel Shabtaie, M.D.

Samuel Shabtaie, M.D.

“There’s a strong emphasis on scholarship here. Within my first two months at Mayo, I quickly got plugged into multiple research projects. The program generously covers attendance at five conferences a year (anywhere in the world) to present our work.”

Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL

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Diego Suarez, M.D.

Diego Suarez, M.D.

“The quality of the Internal Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic is unmatched. The program has a well-regarded history as a leader in clinical innovation, research advances and patient-centered care. Even before interviewing, Mayo held a very convincing status among all my program considerations. I came to appreciate this all the more after visiting.”

Medical school: The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Galveston, TX

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Mitchell Pitlick, M.D.

Mitchell Pitlick, M.D.

“There’s a culture at Mayo where asking for help is not only acceptable, but encouraged. This culture provides a balance where I have a healthy amount of autonomy as I care for patients, but also have innumerable resources at my fingertips when I find myself in a situation where I need assistance.”

Medical school: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

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Frederique St-Pierre, M.D., C.M.

Frederique St-Pierre, M.D., C.M.

“What surprised me about Mayo initially, and what continues to surprise me every day, is how such a highly reputable academic institution can also be so friendly. The collegiality at Mayo is unparalleled, and coming to work every day is always a pleasure.”

Medical school: McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

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Jack Ogden, M.D.

Jack Ogden, M.D.

“I am continually surprised by how well I am treated as a resident. I remember when I interviewed thinking how unique it was that the program gave residents the same benefits they gave staff when traveling to conferences. It really showed how they treat everyone here as equals.”

Medical school: Texas A&M College of Medicine, Bryan, TX

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Sae Jang, M.D.

Sae Jang, M.D.

“I have multiple levels of support as a female physician — from my wonderful female colleagues and senior residents, mentors in outpatient clinic, and consultants I have worked with during rotations. It’s been great to see many female physicians in leadership positions here. They have been very open to sharing their career paths with us.”

Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

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Linh Vu, M.D.

Linh Vu, M.D.

“I am on the Internal Medicine Residency Council, where we meet to discuss issues and concerns facing the program. A lot of that discussion ties into trainee wellness. We talk about everything from food options at noon conferences, work-life balance on certain rotations, ways to improve trainee schedules to allow flexibility, to pet therapy time for trainees, and extracurricular activities.”

Medical school: Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

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