The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes a group of more than 50 surgical, research and clinical consultants. Our physicians work in an integrated and cooperative group practice that cares for more than 66,000 patients each year.

Throughout your training in the Orthopedic Surgery Residency, you’ll rotate in all subspecialty areas. You’ll work alongside physicians who hold joint appointments in radiology, plastic surgery, infectious diseases, oncology, neurologic surgery and pathology. You’ll receive highly specialized training in these areas with expert physicians and surgeons.

After completing the program, you’ll have the experience to evaluate and treat most orthopedic conditions with confidence.

Brian Chalmers, M.D.

Meet our trainees

The basic science curriculum, world-class teaching conferences each morning, mentorship model, and vast academic and scholarly opportunities make this residency among the best in the country. I feel highly prepared in the clinical, surgical, and academic realms to be a competent surgeon and clinician after graduation and pursue a career in either a private or an academic environment.

Brian Chalmers, M.D.
Orthopedic surgery resident

Norman Turner III, M.D.

Meet the faculty

With more than 100 years of experience, we’ve developed an excellent program where you’ll learn how to be a high-quality, efficient and compassionate orthopedic surgeon.

Norman Turner III, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery Residency program director

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Campus and community

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Stipend and benefits

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