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.

Sherif Shazly, M.B., B.Ch.

Sherif Shazly, M.B., B.Ch.

"The construction of the Mayo Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency is very robust, covering all you need for basic and advanced OB-GYN, and OB-GYN-related training rotations. As a referral center, Mayo Clinic hosts many challenging cases every day — this makes you more confident managing such tough situations yourself at the end. The work environment here is super friendly, and there is a fabulous effort being spent on didactics; you will never walk alone on the way to the board exam."

Medical school: Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

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

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

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