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Department and Faculty

The Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is the largest department of medicine in the world with over 600 faculty engaged in patient care and research in all areas of internal medicine both generally and within the subspecialties. No other department of medicine in the country has so many of its subspecialties ranked in the top 10 by US News and World Report. This translates into not only excellent residency training, but some of the best fellowship training programs in all the medical subspecialties.

Because of our size, we have the ability to choose the faculty that will interact with residents based not alone on interest, but ability, in education. All of our faculty are provided the opportunity for dedicated training in how to teach residents.


Mayo Clinic's clinical and research faculty members are committed to teaching and to the growth of medical knowledge. Mayo Clinic faculty are renowned for mastery of both the art and science of medicine with great attention to the history and physical examination of patients.

Faculty members publish and lecture extensively and are well regarded in their field. Residents have direct access to these individuals throughout the training program.

The Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester ranks in the top 10 departments of medicine nationally in NIH funding for research. Annual scholarly productivity for Department of Medicine faculty averages more than 5,000 original peer-reviewed publications per year and more than 1700 book chapters, editorials, and review articles per year. This level of faculty scholarship provides a rich milieu for resident research and contributes to a high level of resident productivity.

Advisers and Mentors

Every resident is assigned faculty advisers who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. The advisers serve as personal mentors throughout the residency. We also have a big-brother/big-sister program that allows established residents to assist incoming residents with their transition to Rochester and to the Mayo Clinic.

Visiting Professors

The Department of Internal Medicine invites scores of academic faculty members to visit Mayo Clinic Rochester each year. They present their work at Medical Grand Rounds, at other conferences, and participate in hospital rounds. In addition, internal medicine residents host a visiting professor of their choice annually. Residents are encouraged to take full advantage of these learning opportunities.

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