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Resources and Benefits

Mayo Families' Connection

Mayo Families' Connection is an organization that assists the spouses and significant others of Mayo Clinic residents, fellows, research fellows, and medical students in transitioning to Rochester, Minnesota. It holds events and programs and has a variety of interest groups.

On the Mayo Families' Connection website, you'll find information about Rochester housing, schools, child care, higher education, and community activities.

Mayo Clinic Concierge Services has additional resources for questions regarding child care.

Workshop for spouses and significant others

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (MCSGME), in collaboration with the Department of Human Resources and Mayo Families' Connection, sponsors the workshop "Makin' the Move: An Introduction to the Rochester Community." This free three-hour workshop for spouses and significant others of residents and fellows gives attendees the opportunity to:

  • Meet other people new to the Rochester area
  • Gather information about the community
  • Discover local activities and opportunities
  • Learn about resources available at Mayo Clinic and within the community to assist you in your search for employment in and around Rochester
  • Network with members from the Mayo Families' Connection

The workshop is offered twice annually (see the flier for details).

Mayo Fellows Association

Mayo Fellows Association (MFA) is your liaison between MCSGME and Mayo Clinic administration. Its leaders understand firsthand the unique perspective and views of residents and fellows and serve as your advocate.

The association also works to enhance your training by providing and organizing:

  • Seminars on personal finance and life after residency or fellowship
  • Resident and fellow sports teams
  • Wellness initiatives
  • Social activities, such as movies, ice skating, and sporting events

At orientation, you will receive more information about the benefits of being a member of MFA and learn how to join. When you are on campus, you will be able to access the Mayo Fellows Association website (must be logged in to the Mayo Clinic network) for more information. More than 95 percent of trainees at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, are members.

Academic Support and Wellness

At Mayo Clinic, our commitment is to provide a vibrant, diverse, and engaging learning environment that supports all learners. We offer a wide range of services like academic advising, career services, and access to mental health clinicians to help you achieve not only your educational goals, but goals in all areas of your life.

Mayo Employee Resource Groups – Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Trainees will have the opportunity to join a Mayo Employee Resource Group (MERG) at any time during their training program. A MERG is an employee-organized group that forms around a common dimension of diversity. A MERG group may focus on traditional diversity dimensions such as ethnicity, age, and gender. It may also include such groups as veterans, single/working parents, or the disabled.

Campus and Community

Review information on resources about community, housing, parent/family, well-being, sports and recognition, and arts and entertainment.

Loan consolidation: Home, auto, personal

Along with many other financial products and services, such as home mortgages, Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union (MEFCU) offers private student loan consolidation for Mayo Clinic residents, fellows, and physicians.

Summary of benefits

View the benefit highlights for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education appointees, and the resident and fellow stipend levels.