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Through the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida, you will truly become an expert in ambulatory care. Your clinical training will emphasize the most common problems seen by family physicians in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Family practice center: Cannaday Building

During your residency, you will provide continuing care for families in the Jacksonville, Fla., area. You will spend a minimum of one-half day a week at the Cannaday clinic during your first year, two half days a week during your second year, and three to five half days a week during your third year. This will allow you to develop a continuity practice of your own.

Families will be assigned to you with the expectation that you will provide most of their care during your residency. Patient records are maintained in an electronic medical record (EMR), and computer access is provided from each exam room. You will be assigned to a medical team that meets weekly and consists of attending physicians, residents, advanced registered nurse practitioners and nurses.

Outpatient: Subspecialty clinics

One of the strengths of our program is the outpatient subspecialty training. During outpatient rotations, you will have the opportunity for one-on-one training with many of the nation's leading experts in subspecialty fields. You will take required rotations in specialties such as sports medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, orthopedics, medical gynecology and psychiatry.

In most cases, these rotations are in the Davis Building on the Mayo Clinic campus. Other outpatient training includes the college health clinic at the University of North Florida. While at these sites, you will receive individualized training and have the opportunity to perform or assist with many different procedures.

Inpatient: Mayo Clinic Hospital and Wolfson Children's Hospital

Inpatient medicine training is taught at Mayo Clinic Hospital and Wolfson Children's Hospital. As the admitting resident, you will be in charge of the patient's care during the hospital stay. Specialty consulting services are available 24 hours a day, and they often provide excellent teaching when they are consulted.

The current rotation schedule is:

Inpatient medicine 4 months
Critical care 1 month
Emergency medicine 1 month
Pediatrics (inpatient) 2 months
Obstetrics and newborn nursery 2 months
General surgery 2 months
Continuity clinic and family medicine center 1 half day a week
Core didactics and simulation 2-3 half days a month
Inpatient medicine 2 months
Obstetrics and newborn nursery 1 month
Cardiology (inpatient) 1 month
College health 1 month
Pediatric emergency medicine 1 month
Ambulatory clinic 1 month
Ophthalmology 1 half month
Urology 1 half month
Orthopedics (outpatient) 1 month
Psychiatry 1 month
Electives 2 months
Continuity clinic and family medicine center 2-3 half days a week
Nursing home 3 half days a month
Core didactics and simulation 2-3 half days a month
Inpatient medicine 2 months
Ambulatory clinic 2 months
Pediatrics (ambulatory) 1 month
Sports medicine 1 month
Practice management 1 month
Medical gynecology 1 month
Dermatology 2 weeks
Otolaryngology 2 weeks
Electives 3 months
Continuity clinic and family medicine center 4-5 half days a week
Nursing home 3 half days a month
Core didactics and simulation 2-3 half days a month



Your elective options are nearly unlimited. Each rotation lasts from two to four weeks, depending on the elective. You may also choose to take an elective rotation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., or Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Mayo Clinic will cover the costs of your travel, housing, auto rental and licensure.

Some of your choices include:

  • Cardiovascular Health Clinic
  • Plastic surgery
  • Travel medicine and international health clinic
  • Echocardiography Laboratory
  • Vascular medicine and wound care clinic
  • Geriatrics
  • High-risk obstetrics
  • Palliative medicine
  • Medical genetics
  • Occupational medicine
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Diabetes and endocrine specialty clinics
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Research
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports medicine

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are an integral part of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Behavior medicine is integrated throughout all three years of your training.

The Core Curriculum Seminar is a half-day conference every other week that delivers a three-year curriculum of primary care topics. It also includes several procedure training seminars and frequent use of our state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Simulation Center. The majority of the lectures are delivered by our own Department of Family Medicine faculty.

Your research opportunities at Mayo Clinic are outstanding. You will be paired with a research adviser who will guide you toward the completion of a medical research poster during your training. Opportunities for both clinical studies and laboratory-based projects exist. Many faculty members are actively involved in research projects and protocols.

Teaching opportunities

You will have the opportunity to teach visiting medical students, residents from other subspecialties, and junior family medicine residents through bedside instruction and formal didactic lectures.

Practice board examinations

In preparation for board examinations, you will take the In-Training Examination provided by the American Board of Family Medicine once a year.


Moonlighting is permitted for licensed residents beyond the PGY-1 level. Several moonlighting opportunities exist, and some even cater to our residents. Moonlighting should not interfere with required learning and must not violate Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) work-hour rules.


To ensure that you meet Mayo's standards of knowledge and proficiency in technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your residency by the Promotion and Evaluation Committee. After each clinical rotation, you will be evaluated by your supervising faculty member, and at least twice a year you will meet with your assigned faculty adviser and the program director to discuss your progress and evaluations.

You will meet periodically with various faculty members, administrators and the residency director to discuss your career goals. Mayo Clinic often recruits staff physicians from its own training programs, so when you successfully complete the Family Medicine Residency, job opportunities may be available at one of Mayo Clinic's group practices.

  • Aug 14, 2012
  • ART226496