Director's Welcome

Thomas A. Waller, M.D., Family Medicine Residency Program Director

Welcome to the Florida campus of Mayo Clinic! We are excited that you are interested in our residency program. Family medicine is not only an integral part of Mayo Clinic, but it is the foundation of the entire health care system.

Mayo provides access to the technology that all future family physicians will encounter and need to stay competitive. Our hospital has amazing state-of-the-art equipment, while our community-based family medicine center adjoins the hospital for easy access and continuity.

Our program is centered on resident education. We have a robust didactic curriculum that addresses the entire spectrum of family medicine. All of our residents' schedules are blocked each week, specifically for learning and board preparation.

We also provide multiple training sessions at our simulation center, which has numerous programs, including obstetrical deliveries, simulated patients and scenarios, and ultrasound-guided evaluations and injections. All of these learning opportunities are designed to teach you the necessary skills to successfully join a group practice or confidently embark on a solo practice.

We have a strong group of dedicated faculty who love to teach. Many of our faculty are nationally recognized for teaching and often travel across the country to train other physicians.

Our residents are a talented, cohesive group of individuals who bring life to our program. Following the Mayo ideals that "the needs of the patients come first," our residents confidently provide medical care to our local community, backed with the knowledge that they have access to experts in virtually all medical specialty areas. In addition, each of our residents learns to lead morning report and hospital rounds, deliver didactic lectures, design research and quality improvement projects, and perform community assessments.

With us, you will become a leader in family medicine, both in your community and throughout the world. You will also become a lifelong learner, enabling you to provide up-to-date, preventive care to your patients. Your Mayo Clinic education will enable you to practice anywhere — in any environment — and to deliver the type of team-based, comprehensive health care that has made Mayo Clinic world famous.

Please explore our website and contact us with any questions or comments. We look forward to meeting you.

  1. Thomas A. Waller, M.D.
    1. Family Medicine Residency Program Director
Sept. 29, 2017