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, 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 is your liaison between Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education 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 Mayo Fellows Association 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.
Loan consolidation: Home, auto, personal
Along with many other financial products and services, such as home mortgages, Mayo Employees Federal Credit Union offers private student loan consolidation for Mayo Clinic residents, fellows and physicians.