Mayo Clinic's clinical and research faculty members are committed to teaching and to the growth of medical knowledge. Members of the Mayo Clinic Rochester faculty publish and lecture extensively, and are well regarded in their field. Residents have direct access to these individuals throughout the training program. Annual scholarly productivity for Department of Medicine faculty averages more than 2,100 original peer-reviewed publications per year and more than 300 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.
The Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Rochester ranks in the top 10 departments of medicine nationally in NIH funding for research.
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.
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.