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Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education (MSGME) accepts highly qualified residents and fellows for its training programs.

Applicants should possess the following qualities to be able to perform the essential functions of the specialty and meet the standards of the curriculum:

  • Ability to learn and function in a variety of settings
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Empathy for others
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Sound judgment

Successful candidates exhibit strong qualifications for the specialty they wish to pursue.

Mayo Clinic resident and fellowship program appointments usually begin July 1.

General admissions requirements

Medical and surgical residencies and fellowships are open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants and international applicants as follows:

  • Medical and surgical residencies are open to qualified graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
  • Dental specialty residencies are open to qualified graduates of approved U.S. and Canadian dental schools.
  • All graduates from medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to qualify for admission. Information about certification and visa sponsorship, if required, is available from the ECFMG website.
  • Mayo supports ECFMG J-1 visa sponsorship for residents and fellows enrolled in graduate medical education. Mayo may support an H-1B temporary work visa under the following circumstances:
    • J-1 visa sponsorship is unavailable (the program is either not eligible for ECFMG certification or non-ACGME accredited and non-ABMS recognized.)
    • A foreign national is a U.S. medical school graduate or holds current H-1B status for graduate medical education at another school.
  • Applicants must upload scanned copies of transcripts from each graduate school, dental school, and medical school attended and must also provide certified or notarized English translations of documents originally written in a language other than English. Applicants who receive an appointment need to request an official transcript from their medical school.
  • Successful candidates must fulfill all applicable licensure eligibility requirements prior to starting a MSGME residency or fellowship program.
  • A preadmission health review and current immunization record are required prior to starting an MSGME program.
  • Prospective residents and fellows must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Appointment contract information

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education extends its residency and fellowship appointment offers through:

  • National Residency Match Program
  • San Francisco Matching Program
  • Apply Yourself (program director)

Appointments are confirmed via a written letter that constitutes a residency or fellowship appointment to the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. You will be asked to sign and return one copy of the appointment letter.

Resident policies

Compensation and benefits

  • Aug 29, 2012
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