Internal Medicine Residency (Minnesota)
As the first integrated, multispecialty group practice in the world and the No. 1 hospital in America according to the 2014-2015 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals list, Mayo Clinic offers residents the opportunity to train in a highly supportive and collaborative environment that fosters the highest standard of medical care.
Mayo Clinic established one of the world's first formalized physician training programs in 1915; since that time, the Internal Medicine Residency has had a long track record of transforming great medical students into outstanding physicians, educators and scientists:
- Our three-year American Board of Internal Medicine pass rate is 98 percent (national average is 85 percent).
- Our residents graduate with an average of 2.5 peer-reviewed publications (national average is 0.6).
- Of our residents seeking subspecialty training, 74 percent match into their first-choice fellowship program, and 94 percent match into one of their top three program choices.
- Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, provides primary care for more than 140,000 local residents, giving our trainees a broad training experience from longitudinal care of community patients to tertiary care of referred patients.
The primary goal of the Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency is to provide you with the training, resources and experience to thrive in any of the disciplines that are open to well-trained internists.
We train leaders in internal medicine who are setting new standards in patient care and scientific investigation. We take particular pride in preparing you to be agents of change who, through inquiry or practice improvement, are prepared to advance the science and create the health care system of the future. Many are attracted to our program because of the emphasis placed on preparing you to be educators of your patients and your peers within the health care community. You will find many opportunities by virtue of your training at Mayo Clinic.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has acknowledged our reputation for excellence in residency training and our commitment to creative education models. We are one of only 18 programs nationwide to be included in the Educational Innovation Program (EIP), which trains residents to practice in the health care system of the future.
"This is an exciting time to embark on a career in internal medicine. Genomics and proteomics are revolutionizing our approach to disease and health maintenance." Read the director's welcome.
Amy S. Oxentenko, M.D.
Watch an ABC News video featuring Mayo's Internal Medicine Residency. View the video on ABC's website.
We offer several different pathways for those interested in more rigorous research careers with combined internal medicine residency and subspecialty fellowship programs. Read about physician-scientist pathways.
The one-year Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency provides a solid foundation for further training in non-internal-medicine specialties such as dermatology, radiology, anesthesiology, neurology, ophthalmology and physical medicine. Learn about the preliminary residency.
Learn about advanced training opportunities in internal medicine at Mayo Clinic. View our fellowship programs.
Diversity and Inclusion
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