Department and Faculty
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo's faculty members are committed to teaching and to the growth of medical knowledge. Members of the Mayo faculty publish and lecture extensively, and are well regarded in their field. Residents have direct access to these individuals throughout the training program.
Every resident is assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. The adviser will also serve as a mentor and a contact point, introducing the resident and family to Rochester and the Mayo system.
The Department of Internal Medicine invites many prominent academic faculty members to visit Mayo each year. They present their work at Medical Grand Rounds and other conferences and participate in hospital rounds. Once a year the Cardiovascular Division's fellows select and invite a nationally recognized specialist in cardiovascular diseases to come to Mayo for a visiting professorship. The fellows are encouraged to spend three full days with this visiting professor, attending ward rounds, didactic lectures, presentations and social gatherings. This has been a highly valued experience for both fellows and visiting professor. In addition the Fellows Visiting professor, outside recognized leaders and researchers are frequently invited to speak at various Mayo cardiovascular conferences.