Residents in the Internal Medicine Residency enjoy a curriculum that offers a wide variety of clinical and hospital-based experiences as well as didactics presented by residents, fellows and consulting staff. The schedule is well-balanced and allows electives early in the training process as well as research opportunities during the intern year.
Diversity of patients
Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, serves patients with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, including local, national and international patients.
Our residents are very active in providing care for the underserved. All of our residents rotate through Mission House in Jacksonville Beach, which offers a free medical clinic for individuals affected by homelessness.
Residents pursue elective rotations in underserved international communities through the Mayo International Health Program.
During the ambulatory rotations, our residents rotate through the University of North Florida Student Health Services clinic. The geriatrics rotation includes rotating through hospice and several local nursing homes. Our senior residents are given the opportunity to rotate through the Veterans Affairs' Jacksonville Outpatient Clinic.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida offers a variety of didactic lectures and conferences, from an introductory Intern 101 series to highly specialized topics in all areas of medicine.
Case-based learning is achieved through dedicated ambulatory and primary care morning reports, as well as traditional hospital-based morning reports. We have regularly scheduled evidence-based medicine, journal club, and morbidity and mortality conferences. Unique integrated ultrasound curriculum and training of procedures and patient encounters are offered at the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center.
Mayo Clinic's Medical Grand Rounds are weekly continuing medical education (CME)-accredited conferences in which residents routinely present case reports and clinical images. All of our PGY-3 residents attend board review one protected half day a week. This is a yearlong course designed and directed by a staff physician.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida offers many elective opportunities.
Rotations are also available at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minnesota, and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, with approval from the Graduate Medical Education Committee.
Block schedule and rotations
Beginning in 2017, the Internal Medicine Residency is transitioning from a 12-block schedule to a 13-block schedule, which allows for additional electives and for all rotations to be four weeks in length.