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Graduate Outcomes

Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeons in the operating room

The most important sign of the success of any training program is how its graduates fare after they begin their careers. In the last decade, 98 percent of our graduates have successfully passed their American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certification examinations. The scores for the yearly in-training examinations have consistently exceeded the 85th percentile.

Of the residents who have trained in Mayo Clinic's Orthopedic Surgery Residency over the past decade, approximately 70 percent are in private practice and 30 percent are in academic positions. Recent graduates practice in all regions of the United States and around the world, oftentimes becoming leaders in their practices, local and national societies, and subspecialty societies.

Additional training

At the conclusion of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency, you may wish to continue your graduate medical education at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

Postgraduate fellowships are available in:

  • Adult reconstruction: Hip and knee reconstruction
  • Hand surgery
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine

If you’re accepted for a fellowship, you continue to receive in-depth, daily, one-on-one training with a consultant. You also have the opportunity to increase your own supervisory and administrative skills.

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association will help you stay in touch with your Mayo Clinic colleagues, maintain a valuable professional connection to Mayo Clinic throughout your medical and/or research career, participate in continuing medical education, and more.

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