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Where it all began

Since its founding in the 1880s, our Rochester campus has opened its doors to physicians, scientists, and students to learn about innovative medical, surgical, and research practices. Our facilities have been structured around this mentality, and learners have access to it all.

The Rochester campus is composed of three major areas that form an integrated academic medical center. You can comfortably make your way around the campus no matter the elements outside, as everything is connected by pedestrian subways, skyways, and intercampus shuttles.

Mayo Clinic downtown campus photo in Annenberg Plaza

Downtown campus

At the heart of downtown stands the focal point of Mayo Clinic. The historical mixes with the modern in the 30+ downtown buildings dedicated to specialty care, primary care, clinical laboratories, research, medical education, and administration.

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus building

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus

The Methodist Campus is also located in downtown Rochester and comprises the Eisenberg, Charlton, and Colonial buildings. These facilities include transplant programs, obstetrics and gynecology, surgical specialties, and a variety of outpatient services. The campus has 794 beds and 37 operating rooms.

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, exterior photo

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

The Saint Marys Hospital campus is located 10 blocks west of downtown. It houses numerous surgical specialties, a Level 1 Trauma Center, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital, and Mayo Clinic Psychiatric Hospital. The campus has 1,265 beds, 70 operating rooms, and 10 intensive care units.

Diversity and inclusion

This is a place where everyone belongs. Mayo Clinic is diverse, celebrates its diversity, and strongly believes that it makes us stronger as a community and institution. Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are top of mind at Mayo Clinic, and we’re always working to make them better. We are dedicated to providing resources, support, and advancing Mayo's goal of maximizing diversity.

Safety on campus

Between studying, time in the lab, and clinical responsibilities, we know learners are on campus at all times of the day and night. Because of this, Mayo Clinic takes many measures to ensure your safety.

Mayo Clinic Global Security team members provide 24/7 monitoring of property, buildings, and parking areas. Mayo buildings are locked during the evenings and weekends, with access only available to those with badge access. And with several safety programs in place, you’ll always have options and support to ensure you feel safe and comfortable at all times.

Getting involved on campus

We have 100+ student organizations and activities on campus to get you involved and engaged.

Student activities

Students networking at a restaurant

We want to make sure you get plugged into the events and activities happening around campus. While specific events vary by school and program, these are a few types of activities that students and trainees look forward to every year:

Student groups

Students talking at a networking event

Student groups on campus are student-led and supported by faculty members and staff. Everyone is welcome — and there is no shortage of variety. Find groups related to professional associations, mentoring and career development opportunities, special interests, or social activities.

While specific organizations vary by school, below is a sampling of options. If you don't see what you like, start something new! We have resources for that too.

  • Career development opportunities
  • Graduate Student Association and Mayo Fellows Association
  • Journal clubs
  • Local chapters of professional medical associations
  • Mayo Employee Resource Groups (MERGs)
  • Mentoring groups and networking opportunities
  • Special interest groups

Spaces and places

Explore the buildings you’ll call home, along with the labs where you’ll make discoveries, the libraries where you’ll study, and the classrooms where you’ll prepare for your future. Accessibility is a priority throughout your education — and you'll never find a closed door.

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