About the Program

Program Highlights

  • 3-year and 10-year ABIM pass rate is 98% (national average 85%)
  • Residents graduate with an average of 2.5 peer-reviewed publications (national average 0.6)
  • Of residents seeking subspecialty training, 74% match into their first choice fellowship program and 94% match into one of their top 3 program choices
  • >50% of graduates are in academic positions throughout the United States
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester provides primary care for over 140,000 local residents, giving our trainees a broad training experience from longitudinal care of community patients to tertiary care of referred patients

Program overview

  • Strict Enforcement of Duty-hour Limits
  • ACGME-designated Educational Innovation Project participant (18 of ~400 programs nationally)
  • ~50% inpatient and ~50% outpatient/consult (over 3 years)
  • 23 inpatient teaching services
  • ~ 200 faculty (of 600) selected to work with residents based on resident evaluations
  • Many elective opportunities including:
  • Mayo Arizona (Scottsdale) & Mayo Florida (Jacksonville)
  • Mayo International Health Program –elective rotation for care delivery in a developing country
  • HIV Outpatient Elective
  • ABC News media elective
  • Multiple daily educational conferences touching on all aspects of clinical care
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Didactic talks on clinical topics taught by world experts
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Health care policy instruction
  • Cost effective care training
  • Quality improvement and change management within the health care system

Resident Teaching Experiences

  • Supervision/teaching of intern residents/medical students during PGY2 & PGY3
  • Teaching and the Science of Medical Education
  • Formal clinical teaching curriculum and mentoring for senior residents
  • Core Curriculum on adult learning theory


  • Scholarly activity (average, per 3rd year resident): 6-7 projects, 4-5 abstracts or presentations, 2-3 peer-reviewed manuscripts published, 2-3 more peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted, submitted or in preparation
  • Residents average ~4 Mayo-sponsored trips for scientific presentation and 1 trip for attendance per resident during 2nd or 3rd year
  • Mayo ranks #1 in number of winners nationally in the American College of Physician Resident Research Competition

 Procedure Experience

  • Number of procedures exceed ABIM requirements (including ~10 central lines/resident)
  • State-of-the-art Simulation Center with hands-on training: central lines, paracenteses, thoracenteses, lumbar punctures, suturing, and more…

 Patients and Care Environment

  • 2014-15 US News and World Report #1 Hospital in America with multiple Top 10 National Specialty Care Rankings  (Endocrinology #1, Geriatrics #1, GI #1, Nephrology #1, Neurology #1, Pulmonary #1,    Cardiology #2, Oncology #3, Rheumatology #4)
  • 2 Hospitals (>2,000 total beds), clinics, and emergency department in walking distance
  • ~ 5,700 patients/day at Rochester Campus
  • 80% tri-state area (MN, WI, IA)
  • 33% medicare
  • 10-15% underserved
  • In 2013, Mayo Clinic provided >$84 million in charity care
  • Electronic Medical Record including x-ray viewing, orders, notes — both inpatient and outpatient


  • Complimentary ACP membership, Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP Journal Club, Mayo Clinic Board Review Text, MedStudy, MKSAP
  • Up-to-Date and electronic textbooks
  • 8-week intensive ABIM Board Review Course
  • Web-based electronic curriculum for each rotation
  • Residents’ Council (i.e. residents selected by their peers) monthly meeting with the Program Director and leadership
  • Institutional-supported Personal Digital Assistants (iPad); Mayo clinical and library apps available


  • Vacation: 15 weekdays/year (i.e. 3 seven-day blocks)
  • Stipend PGY1-3 ($51,404 - $55,673) as of 2014
  • Presentation trips: 10 days/year for national/international presentation
  • Attendance trips: 1 local/regional trip each year; 1 national/international trip in 2nd or 3rd year

 Learning Community

  • Residents: 144 Categorical; 24 Preliminary; 4 Chief Medical Residents
  • 87 medical schools represented
  • 80 - 100 Mayo medical students and 500 visiting student clerks/annually
  • 2,899 Mayo Rochester residents, fellow and students
  • 2,158 Mayo Rochester staff physicians and scientists
  • > 600 Department of Medicine Faculty Attendings (Staff)
  • Frequent meetings with career, research, and program mentors
  • Program faculty certified in clinical teaching

 Just for Fun

  • Burgeoning dining, recreation, and arts with Destination Medical Center project
  • Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center and Rochester Athletic Club
  • Rochester Art Center and Local Co-Op Art Gallery
  • Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
  • Rochester Park and Recreation – Year round city league sports
  • Golf Courses, Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, & Cross-country Trails
  • City Parks and Quarry Hill Nature Center
  • Rochester Honkers – Summer Collegiate League baseball
  • Rochester Giants - semi-pro football league
  • Rochester Ice Hawks – MN Junior Hockey League
  • Multiple festivals including Thursdays on First and Third, Rochesterfest, Winterfest
  • Easy access to Minneapolis-St. Paul