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Meet Our Residents

Trainees from the Urology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, come from across the U.S. and around the world. See what a few trainees have to say about the program.

Patrick Houghton, M.D.

Patrick Houghton, M.D.

Class of 2022

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?

The reasons I chose to do my training here are plentiful. First, the mentorship model of training provides an unparalleled opportunity for early surgical emersion in endoscopic, robotic, and open surgery starting day one. The success of previous and current residents demonstrates a legacy of excellence in training. The location (less than 5 miles from the beach) is the best program location in the country, with tons to do and great weather, too! Lastly, Mayo has all the tools and resources to help you become the greatest urologist you can be.

Medical school: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Giovanni Gonzalez Albo, M.D.

Giovanni Gonzalez Albo, M.D.

Class of 2023

What do you love most about this program?

“This was my top choice when applying to residency because it's one of the top programs in the southeast, plus it is close to my family in Puerto Rico. In my opinion, our residency program has one of the best work/life balance with a very flexible vacation policy. My favorite aspect is the mentorship model. I think this is the ideal way to learn how to work up patients all the way from the clinic consult through discharge after surgery. This creates an unparalleled learning experience.”

Medical school: Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico

Amanda Myers, M.D.

Amanda Myers, M.D.

Class of 2023

What do you love most about this program?

The cohesive culture drew me to the program. The exceedingly rare staff turnover rate is a testament to that. The camaraderie among residents and attendings makes work enjoyable and the surgical training is top-notch. Working 1:1 with an attending for two months leads to repetition, quality operative experiences, and progression of skills over each rotation. We are fortunate to learn not only the standard of care surgeries but also from attendings who are implementing cutting-edge technologies into their practice. The variety of cases and surgical techniques is an asset.

Medical school: Hofstra North Shore Lij School of Medicine

Bryce Baird, M.D.

Bryce Baird, M.D.

Class of 2024

Why did you choose to do your residency training at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida?

I was nervous to be far from Oklahoma where I grew up, but I knew I really liked Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The facilities, the mentorship model, and the mentors I met during my interview certainly impressed me. Within a few short weeks of starting residency here, I knew I had made the right choice. I've made lifelong friends during my residency. I am thankful for the opportunity to train here and to be surrounded by my co-residents/friends and staff mentors. 

Medical school: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Daniela Haehn, M.D.

Daniela Haehn, M.D.

Class of 2026

What did you choose to do your residency training at Mayo Clinic?

“Mayo clinic was my top choice residency program for many reasons. First, the program offers a high degree of mentorship allowing for early autonomy to residents. Second, the camaraderie between residents, and work-life balance is phenomenal. Third, this is a program where you will have time and resources for research. Fourth, the staff is always willing to help and assist with any request.”

Medical school: Universidad del Norte Programa de Medicina, Colombia

Eric Regele, M.D.

Eric Regele, M.D.

Class of 2026

What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?

“The mentorship model is something that is extremely unique to our program. We work one-on-one with a staff urologist for two months at a time. It allows residents to fully immerse themselves in a particular field within urology and a staff urologist’s specific style and technique. The residents are extremely easygoing, work well as a team, and are also dedicated to life outside the hospital. Lastly, Jacksonville is a great city to live in: great weather, nice people, little traffic, and a beautiful beach.

Medical school: Indiana University School of Medicine

A day in the life

At Mayo Clinic, your wellness is our priority. The Student Services office provides resources to promote academic, emotional, social, financial, and physical well-being. 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. Residents also have access to WellConnect, a free, confidential learner well-being program for learners and their household members.