Program description

As the first integrated, multispecialty group practice in the world and one of the top hospitals in the United States, according to the 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list, Mayo Clinic offers residents the opportunity to train in a highly supportive and collaborative environment that fosters the highest standard of medical care.

Mayo Clinic established one of the world's first formalized physician training programs in 1915. Since that time, the Internal Medicine Residency has had a long track record of transforming great medical students into outstanding physicians, educators and scientists:

  • Our residents graduate with an average of 2.5 peer-reviewed publications (national average is 0.6).
  • Of our residents seeking subspecialty training, over 90 percent match into one of their top-three fellowship program choices.
  • Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, provides primary care for more than 140,000 local residents, including a large underserved population, giving our trainees a broad training experience ranging from longitudinal care of community patients to tertiary care of referred patients.

The primary goal of the Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency is to provide you with the training, resources and experience to thrive in any of the disciplines that are open to well-trained internists.

We train leaders in internal medicine who are setting new standards in patient care and scientific investigation. We take particular pride in preparing you to be agents of change who, through inquiry or practice improvement, are prepared to advance the science and create the health care system of the future.

Many are attracted to our program because of the emphasis placed on preparing you to be educators of your patients and your peers within the health care community. You will find many opportunities by virtue of your training at Mayo Clinic.

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The Internal Medicine Residency has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with a 10-year accreditation cycle (the maximum).

Sept. 19, 2017