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Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (MCSGME) provides orientation for more than 400 incoming residents and fellows each year.

Business formal attire is required to attend orientation:

  • Men. Suit, sport coat, dress pants, dress shirt, and tie, sweater.
  • Women. Suit, blazer or jacket, dress pants or skirt, dress, blouse or shirt, sweater.

Three sessions are scheduled for 2023:

  • Session 1 — June 19: This session is for trainees in anatomic and clinical pathology, anesthesiology (PGY1), dental specialties, emergency medicine, family medicine (Rochester, MN, Eau Claire, WI, La Crosse, WI, and Mankato, MN-PGY1), general surgery, internal medicine, neurologic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, pediatric and adolescent medicine, plastic surgery-integrated, preliminary internal medicine, preliminary surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, urology, and vascular surgery-integrated.
  • Session 2 — July 3: This session is for trainees in anesthesiology (PGY2+), dermatology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiation oncology and radiology, and fellowship programs with July 1 start dates.
  • Session 3 — July 19: This session is for fellows in abdominal transplantation, breast oncology, colon and rectal surgery, comprehensive endocrine surgery, hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, minimally invasive surgery, obstetrics and gynecology fellowships (female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery; gynecologic oncology; maternal fetal medicine; minimally invasive gynecologic surgery; obstetrics hospitalist; reproductive endocrinology and infertility), orthopedic surgery fellowships (adult reconstruction-lower, adult reconstruction-upper, hand surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, orthopedics-sports medicine, spine fellowship-orthopedics), surgical critical care and other off-cycle trainees.
    • Pediatric fellowships will start and complete orientation with the program on July 5.
    • Ophthalmology fellowships will start and complete orientation with the program on July 6.

Refer to your welcome email or appointment letter for details on which session to attend. Direct orientation questions to your graduate medical education specialist (GMES), who is listed in your welcome email and can also be found on the contact page.