Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education provides orientation for more than 400 incoming residents and fellows each year.

Business formal attire is required to attend orientation:

  • Men. Suit, sport coat, dress pants, dress shirt and tie, sweater.
  • Women. Suit, blazer or jacket, dress pants or skirt, dress, blouse or shirt, sweater.

Four sessions are scheduled for 2017:

  • Session 1 — June 19: This session is for trainees in Dental Specialties, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine (Rochester, Minnesota), Internal Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Preliminary Internal Medicine, Preliminary Surgery, Obstretrics and Gynecology, and Psychiatry.
  • Session 2 — June 26: This session is for trainees in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine (Eau Claire, Wisconsin), General Surgery, Neurologic Surgery, Neurology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preliminary Surgery (Urology) and Vascular Surgery Integrated.
  • Session 3 — July 3: This session is for trainees in Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Radiation Oncology and Radiology, and fellowship programs (except as noted below).
  • Session 4 — July 26: This session is for fellows in Abdominal Transplantation, Breast Oncology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Glaucoma, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopedics, Surgical Critical Care and off-cycle trainees.
    • Ophthalmology and Pediatric Fellowships with a start date of July 7 will complete a brief orientation with the program on July 7 and will attend Session 4.

Refer to your welcome email or appointment letter for details on which session to attend. Direct orientation questions to your graduate medical education (GME) specialist, who is listed in your welcome email and can also be found on the contact page.

April 08, 2017