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Mobile Apps

Mayo physicians, including residents and fellows, have mobile access to the electronic medical record through a proprietary Mayo iPhone app called SynthesisMobile. Through the app, physicians can also directly call patients and dictate clinical notes. It has also been optimized for the iPad. It provides clinical inbox and full image integration. As of July 2011, SynthesisMobile had been employed by 3,285 Mayo users.

Personal mobile devices can be set up for Microsoft Exchange email, calendar and contact information. Residency intranet home page and schedules are available through smart phone browsers.

Also available through Mayo’s internal app store is AskMayoExpert, which provides quick access to Mayo-vetted best practices, national clinical guidelines and Mayo contact information. The app connects users to designated experts from all three Mayo campuses. Residents can directly and seamlessly connect from the mobile app to these faculty members through phone, priority pager, email or text messaging options. Mayo is famous for the ability of residents and faculty to immediately secure help and this application carries this principle to a new dimension.

Ask Mayo Expert

The Quarterly Directory app enables paging, search, one-touch calling, texting and e-mail contact information when using Mayo’s wireless network.

Work-Home Computer and Smartphone Access

Residency schedules, forms and policies are all digital and accessible through the Mayo wired/wireless intranet, and VPN-enabled iPhones/iPads. All residents are provided remote access from their personal desktop or laptop computer, affording access to the electronic medical record and all Mayo intranet resources including Up-To-Date and other library resources.

Simulation Center

Sim Center

Mayo Florida’s simulation center is fully integrated with Mayo enterprise simulation centers on Rochester and Arizona campuses. That integration includes full telecommunications, shared simulation curricular development and standardized training and support. The Florida campus center opened with 8,000 square feet, to expand to 19,000 square feet in the next 1-2 years at a cost of $15 million for the Florida campus alone.

Our residents spend Tuesday Morning Reports in the simulation center. One of those sessions every month will be devoted to advanced physical examination training, linked to intranet and internet AV and text resources.

Ambulatory Block rotations include a half-day session in the simulation center for procedure training.

All incoming residents and fellows participate in a hands-on central line simulation exercise during orientation.

Board Review

To prepare for the American Board of Internal Medicine Certifying Examination, third-year residents begin Board review sessions in the fall.

Residents receive a complimentary copy of Mayo Board Review textbook and MedStudy Review. Mayo Rochester board review sessions are available via the Mayo Intranet (webcasts and handouts).

There are dedicated Morning Report sessions to board review and test taking.

Grand Rounds Webcasts

Medical Grand Rounds is an example of how curriculum is moving towards anytime, anywhere access for learners. Follow this link to a sample of Grand Rounds webcasts from all three Mayo campuses.

Library Services

Residents have intranet and home remote access to Mayo's library resources, including Up-To-Date.

Mayo Clinic Libraries are dedicated to meeting the information needs of Mayo Clinic employees, students and patients. The Mayo libraries comprise one of the most comprehensive medical library systems in North America. Mayo Clinic's medical practice, biomedical research and education activities are served by this system, encompassing three practice sites and the Mayo Health System across five states.

Information services, in-depth library research assistance, expert literature research, electronic document delivery and online training services help library users access and effectively use traditional and digital resources. The library system features a database-driven and customizable intranet Web site. These assets include 5,000 current journal titles, 3500 electronic journals and 90,000 book titles.

Electronic Curriculum and Evaluation Systems

Residents receive an electronic set of learning objectives and a teaching syllabus at the beginning of each rotation. The EC2 Project organizes competency-based objectives and learning resources by both rotation and PGY.

All evaluations by residents, faculty, program leadership and allied health are contained within Mayo's proprietary electronic evaluation system. Procedure logs are contained within this system.

Our residency has been all-digital for schedules, forms, and archived handouts and presentations since 1996. Residents can access these documents and forms at home via remote access.


Mayo Clinic's facilities in Rochester, Jacksonville and Arizona are linked via a sophisticated satellite telecommunications system, which provides video teleconferencing and data transmission. Staff can have live, interactive consultations with physicians and their patients at the other sites via TV monitors. In addition, x-rays, laboratory test results, CT scans, ECGs, angiograms and pathology slides can be transmitted between sites.

An advanced telecommunications system also is the foundation for Mayo Clinic's unique seven-digit telephone dialing and pager system. Physicians can be easily contacted for consultations or updates, thereby strengthening teamwork among consultants, fellows, residents and allied health staff at all three practice sites.

Visiting Faculty Program

Presentations from outstanding individuals from the medical/scientific community outside Mayo to complement the educational programs of the institution.

Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

Mayo Clinic's new Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery will design, implement, measure and disseminate high-value health care best practices with initial focus areas that include wellness and the prediction, prevention, and management of chronic diseases. The center will be a multimillion dollar initiative with activities at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota, Florida and Arizona campuses, as well as the Mayo Health System.

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