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Background Studies

Your residency or fellowship appointment at Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education is contingent upon successful completion of national and Minnesota background studies.

You should initiate and complete the background studies promptly by April 15 of your appointment year.

  • National study. The national background study is performed by Verified Credentials Inc.
  • Minnesota study. The Minnesota Department of Human Services administers this study.

Exceptions

There are two exceptions to having to initiate the background studies by April 15 of your appointment year:

  • If you don't have a Social Security number, you'll need to wait until you receive a Social Security number before completing the national background study.
  • If you don't have a U.S. address, you'll need to wait until you have one before completing the Minnesota background study.
  • March 27, 2015
  • ART335369