Program description

Mayo Clinic offers a fully accredited four-year Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency. The program provides a unique blend of traditional didactics and mentorship coupled with state-of-the-art learning, which utilizes simulation labs and interactive computer-based learning.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency prepares graduates for general private practice or provides the foundation for subspecialty fellowship training.

Education at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers:

  • A rich clinical experience: There are no "private patients" at Mayo Clinic. For the resident physician, this offers a great opportunity to be involved in the care of a wide variety of local, national and international patients. This mixture of patients affords residents the opportunity to see many common clinical problems but also some very unique and rare medical conditions as well.
  • Opportunities to participate in an international elective or an elective in Mayo Clinic Health System. The Mayo International Health Program provides options to apply for financial assistance for the international electives.
  • Support for resident research via protected time in PGY-3, mentorship and a designated resident research budget.
  • A reasonable call schedule, with responsibility commensurate with experience. Excellent faculty supervision while still allowing reasonable autonomy.
  • Residents have a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, including the various subspecialties. It is expected that residents participate in all aspects of reproductive medicine to the level specified by the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Review Committee as well as the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology learning objectives.


Mayo Clinic's Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency fully meets the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program is approved to train five residents a year.

Program history

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency began in 1919 at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, and since that time, more than 330 physicians have completed training. Starting in 2017, the program will match five residents per year.

Program outcomes

One measure of the success of a program is tracking trainees after graduation. Of residency graduates from 2003 through 2015, 24 entered advanced fellowships, 16 entered general practice and 10 are in academic settings.

In the last three years, residents have successfully matched into fellowships in maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and minimally invasive gynecology surgery.

Sept. 12, 2016