Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency. Mayo Clinic is an outstanding place for medical graduates to learn and develop their skills.

The goal of the Mayo Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency is to train physicians who are clinically proficient to either enter practice or their selected fellowship. We strive to engender quality health care delivery with an efficient, compassionate and evidenced-based approach — not only for today, but the foreseeable future.

Our program offers world-class gynecologic surgical training, alongside a rich experience in both normal and high-risk obstetrics. Residents receive unparalleled support for research through mentorship, dedicated time and funding. As a result, residents present routinely at national meetings and publish their work in high-impact medical journals.

Mayo's obstetrics and gynecology team has a rich heritage in training residents and fellows in general obstetrics and gynecology, in addition to the subspecialties of maternal fetal medicine; reproductive endocrinology and infertility; gynecologic oncology; and female pelvic medicine/reconstructive surgery. Our graduates have contributed to the specialty in private practice and academic medicine as clinicians, educators and researchers.

The residency program is centered in Rochester, Minnesota, a progressive community of more than 100,000 people. Robust cultural activities, an excellent school system and a wholesome family environment have helped Rochester earn the No. 1 spot on Livability's 2017 ranking of the best small to mid-sized cities in the U.S. The residency recognizes the need for personal time and development in addition to residency training.

Graduating from medical school is a great accomplishment. Selecting a residency program can be a challenge. There are many excellent residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology in the U.S., and the challenge is finding a quality program that matches your style of learning and your personal goals. I believe Mayo Clinic offers one of the finest obstetrics and gynecology training opportunities in the country, and I encourage you to consider training here.

It is a pleasure to serve as the residency program director within a department that has a strong foundation in education. Since its inception, the Mayo philosophy has been predicated on continued education for new physicians as well as experienced clinical faculty.

As you consider your future in medicine, you are planning not just for a career, but for lifelong learning. The Mayo Clinic setting offers an exceptional opportunity for its trainees to become part of its family of physicians who share in the pursuit of excellence in practice, education and research.

  • Daniel M. Breitkopf, M.D.
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Director
April 28, 2017