Applicants typically apply to the Emergency Medicine Residency during their fourth year of medical school.

General admissions requirements

Medical and surgical residencies and fellowships are open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants and international applicants as follows:

  • Medical and surgical residencies are open to qualified graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
  • Graduates from medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to qualify for admission. Information about certification and visa sponsorship, if required, is available from the ECFMG.
  • Mayo Clinic supports ECFMG J-1 visa sponsorship for residents and fellows enrolled in graduate medical education. Mayo will support an H-1B temporary work visa when:
    • J-1 visa sponsorship is unavailable — that is, the program is not eligible for ECFMG certification or the program is not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties
    • A foreign national is a graduate of a U.S. medical school
    • A foreign national holds current H-1B status for graduate medical education at another school
  • When applying, all residency and fellowship applicants must have their medical school transcripts, together with an original letter from the school's dean, sent from their medical school to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.
  • All applicable licensure eligibility requirements must be fulfilled prior to starting a Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education residency or fellowship.
  • A pre-admission health review and current immunization record are required prior to starting a Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education program.
  • Prospective residents and fellows must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Appointment contract

Appointments are confirmed in a formal written letter of appointment from Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. This letter, a copy of which you will be asked to sign and return, constitutes your formal residency appointment to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

Resident policies

Aug. 22, 2012