Meet Our Trainees

OBGYN students in SIM

Our residents come from all over the world. See what a few of them have to say about our program.

Mary Baker, M.D., M.B.A.

Mary Baker, M.D., M.B.A.

"Mayo has a unique surgical training program. You have the opportunity to work with one or two providers for several months at a time, which I think allows you to develop stronger mentors and better hone your surgical skills since someone is watching you day in and day out. And bootcamp! Having a two-week refresher course allowed me to go into rotation feeling much more confident in my skills and knowledge base."

Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Sarah Baumgarten, M.D., Ph.D.

Sarah Baumgarten, M.D., Ph.D.

"I was attracted to the residency program at Mayo Clinic because of high-caliber training that it provides to its trainees, including residents and fellows. During the interview, I was able to get a sense of how important teamwork and patient-focused medicine was in all specialties at Mayo Clinic. It was immediately clear why Mayo Clinic is a top-ranked hospital in the nation. I was also attracted to Mayo Clinic because it is extremely supportive of resident research, providing time off as well as financial support to attend several conferences each year."

Medical school: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Amanda King, M.D.

Amanda King, M.D.

"This program provides residents with robust surgical training from incredibly talented physician-educators. In addition, there are extensive research opportunities and promising fellowship placements. But most importantly, I appreciate the commitment to the patient experience."

Medical school: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Anousheh Shafa, M.D.

Anousheh Shafa, M.D.

"There is definitely a reason that Mayo Clinic is ranked a top hospital in the nation — it's a medical Disneyworld! Everyone is truly focused on providing the best patient care and experience. This translates to a strong focus on education for all trainees and cutting-edge research that directly impacts patient care. Everyone truly aspires to Mayo brothers' vision, which is what makes Mayo Clinic such a well-oiled machine!"

Medical school: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Brooke Watkins, M.D.

Brooke Watkins, M.D.

"When I was looking for a residency program, I was looking for a smaller program with a ton of supportive faculty and staff and a real spirit of teaching. I think I found just that when I came to Mayo. Everyone is eager to teach as long as you are willing to learn. I also like the fact that Mayo has established fellowships, just in case I choose to go down that route."

Medical school: Morehouse School of Medicine