Fellows in the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship love all that Mayo Clinic and Rochester, Minnesota, have to offer. We'll support you both inside and outside of the Mayo Clinic campus to promote wellness and ensure your work/life balance.
Your physical and mental health is a priority to Mayo Clinic. Fellows have access to several resources to promote well-being while you train here.
- Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
- Groups on campus
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.
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.
The Student Services office provides resources to promote academic, emotional, social, cognitive, 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 services, 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.
Diversity and inclusion
At Mayo Clinic, we’re committed to recruiting a diverse workforce including race and gender that are underrepresented in medicine, and the LGBTQ+ community to provide the best care for our diverse patients.
As a fellow, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of:
- Mayo Employee Resource Groups (MERGs) to allow for broader institutional engagement and interaction.
- The OUTList: an internal resource that promotes community, visibility, and mentoring by identifying LGBTQ+ mentors within Mayo Clinic.
- The Mayo Clinic Trainee Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a group that recruits and mentors applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.
On the town
Rochester’s menu of foodie attractions continues to grow, with new spots opening nearly every month. We’ve welcomed new farm-to-table eateries, food trucks, coffee bars, brewpubs, and everything in between.
Rochester residents appreciate the summer months, but also embrace the adventure of winter. No matter the season, you’ll have an opportunity to get out and enjoy the more than 3,500 acres of park space in Rochester.
In the warmer months there is much to enjoy. The city boasts 85 miles of paved bike trails, 100 neighborhood parks, and urban lakes. In the surrounding areas there are lakes and rivers for boating, swimming, and other activities on the water.
As the weather turns cold, there are still plenty of options to keep you busy. Enjoy cross-country skiing, ice skating, hockey, curling, and snowshoeing. We’re serious when we say the action doesn’t stop just because the temperature drops.
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.
Rochester’s art and theater scene
There are many ways to enjoy arts, theater, history, and culture.
Get a taste of the art scene at the Rochester Art Center, where you’ll find a variety of exhibits.
Hit Art4Trails for outdoor sculptures or visit Gallery 24, an up-and-coming gallery featuring and celebrating local artists.
For concerts or theater, Rochester offers the newly expanded and renovated Mayo Civic Center, as well as the Rochester Civic Theatre. The newly remodeled Historic Chateau Theatre has events and exhibitions.
Rochester is just a 75-minute drive from Minneapolis and St. Paul, also known as the Twin Cities, where you’ll find even more sports, food, theaters, and cultural events in the Midwest.
Life as a fellow photo gallery
Explore a few of the ways our fellows and faculty maintain balance between work responsibilities and hobbies, family, and friends outside of the clinic.