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Resident Life

Residents at ASTRO 5K run

At Mayo Clinic, your physical and mental health is our priority. As a trainee, you’ll experience a robust wellness curriculum that includes core lectures on topics related to health, wellness, personal finance and resiliency, as well as regularly scheduled wellness activities and events.

Wellness curriculum

Our Radiation Oncology Residency has initiated a novel wellbeing curriculum created by a current resident along with a psychologist in Student Services, the Humanities in Medicine Department, and the program directors. 

In this optional curriculum, you will have the opportunity to meet monthly in a group with a psychologist and members from the Department of Humanities in Medicine to discuss topics that contribute to isolation and lack of wellbeing among resident physicians. This is a dynamic curriculum using regular resident feedback to optimize sessions to best meet the needs of our residents.

You’ll also have access to:

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center

Trainees taking a yoga class at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.Trainees have access to the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center (DAHLC), which is located on both Mayo Clinic campuses (downtown and Saint Marys) in Rochester, Minnesota. This state-of-the-art fitness facility offers basic classes (including free weights, stretching, cardio, and more), drop-in classes, evaluation services, group training, virtual personal training, and virtual wellness coaching.

Membership to the DAHLC is available at a low cost to trainees and their families through payroll deduction.

Student Services

Cardiovascular diseases fellow works on a computer at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.The Student Services office provides resources to promote academic, emotional, social, financial, and physical well-being. Career and academic services include academic advising, peer tutoring, and accommodations for learners with disabilities or health conditions. Mental health counseling, interview practice, and a variety of enrichment sessions on topics like budgeting, resiliency, and stress and burn-out are also available through the Student Services office.

Groups on campus

Several groups on campus help you connect with other fellows and their families, such as the Mayo Fellows Association, the Mayo Families' Connection, and Mayo Employee Resource Groups.Several groups on campus help you connect with other fellows and their families, such as the Mayo Fellows Association, the Mayo Families' Connection, and Mayo Employee Resource Groups. These groups help enhance your training by providing and organizing wellness initiatives and social activities.

Workshops for spouses and significant others are also available. 

Accompanying Talent

Mayo Clinic is committed to help your spouse and/or significant other find employment prior to your move to Rochester. This program, referred to as Accompanying Talent, is available to all matched trainees and has contacts with employers in Rochester, the surrounding area, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

We offer opportunities for your spouse or significant other to connect with opportunities at Mayo Clinic as well as with external companies. Personalized support is available, including:

  • Career counseling
  • Resume writing and interviewing workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Invitation-only networking
  • Informational interviews or job observations

Diversity and inclusion

The Mayo Clinic Trainee Diversity & Inclusion Committee is a group that recruits and mentors applicants from underrepresented backgrounds in medicine.

At Mayo Clinic, we’re committed to recruiting a diverse workforce (e.g., women, underrepresented in medicine, LGBTI) in order to provide the best care for our diverse community.

As a trainee, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of: 

  • Regularly scheduled Women in Medicine events, with participation by women leaders across the institution
  • Mayo Employee Resource Groups (MERGs) dedicated to diverse groups to allow for broader institutional engagement and interaction
  • The OUTList — an internal resource created by the LGBTI MERG that promotes community, visibility, and mentoring among Mayo's faculty, staff, and trainees by identifying LGBTI mentors within Mayo Clinic interested in being a resource for others
  • The Mayo Clinic Trainee Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a group that recruits and mentors applicants from underrepresented backgrounds in medicine

A day in the life