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Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency (Florida)

Program description

The one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency provides a solid foundation for further training in the non-internal medicine specialties of anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, radiation oncology and radiology. Preliminary medicine residents enjoy the same benefits and responsibilities as categorical residents.

At Mayo Clinic in Florida, we have a very exciting and innovative curriculum that caters to the needs of the individual learner. We recognize that the preliminary medicine resident has unique educational needs, depending on future specialty. The internal medicine program has worked closely with the specialty program directors to create an intern year block schedule that helps each preliminary resident best prepare for his or her future specialty.

Additionally, we have arranged for the last one to two months of internship to be within the preliminary resident's future specialty.


Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency positions are reserved for applicants that match to the participating Mayo Clinic in Florida specialty programs.

Sample block schedules


Mayo Clinic in Florida has ample clinical research opportunities for those who are interested. Early in the intern year, academic mentors are provided to each intern from within his or her future specialty as an additional resource. Research electives are available during the intern year.


Residents are not eligible to obtain board certifications for this one-year program. The year satisfies the eligibility criteria for the specialty programs of anesthesiology, dermatology, neurology, radiation oncology and radiology.


The Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Residents are included within the ACGME complement of the first year of the Internal Medicine Residency.

Program history

This residency, which was established in 1993, was originally known as the Internal Medicine Transitional Year Residency. The name changed to the Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency effective July 1, 2012.

Additional information

Learn more about the Internal Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic in Florida.


For more information about the Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency, feel free to contact us.

  • Mary S. Hedges, M.D.
    • Internal Medicine Residency Associate Program Director
    • Mayo Clinic in Florida
    • Email:
  • Jaimie C. Grega
  • March 7, 2016
  • ART059181