2011-2012 fact sheet
The Learning Community
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- 144 Categorical Internal Medicine Residents; 24 Preliminary Residents
- 4 Chief Medical Residents
- 92 medical schools represented
- 80-100 Mayo Medical Students and 50 Visiting Student Clerks per year
- ~2,940 Mayo Clinic Rochester residents, fellows and students
- ˜2,060 Mayo Clinic Rochester staff physicians and scientists
- More than 600 Mayo Clinic Rochester Internal Medicine Faculty (no private attendings)
Patient base and care environment
(For patient care statistics, please visit: Mayoclinic.org and Facts)
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- On a typical day more than 5,700 outpatient visits at Mayo Clinic Rochester, or more than 1.5 million outpatient visits/year.
- More than 2,000 hospital beds; ˜240 daily hospital admissions.
- ˜ 80 percent of patients are from Minnesota, Iowa or Wisconsin.
- In 2011, Mayo Clinic provided over $62 million for charity care and care to those in need.
- Mayo Clinic Rochester's two hospitals, Emergency Department and Clinic buildings are all within walking distance.
- Industry leader for electronic medical record, which includes online x-ray viewing.
- Multiple divisions ranked in the 2011, U.S. News and World Report "National Top 10 Specialty Rankings".
- #1 - GI
- #1 - Endocrinology
- #1 - Nephrology
- #2 - Cardiology
- #2 - Neurology
- #2 - Pulmonary
- #4 - Oncology
- #4 - Rheumatology
- #6 - Geriatrics
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- 2009-2011 The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certifying Examination Pass Rates place Mayo in top 5 percent of university medical centers in ABIM pass rates which has been consistent for the last two decades. (For information about our Graduate Outcomes, please visit our Career Development page).
- Resident careers 2002-2012:
- Cardiology - 28 percent
- General Medicine - 16 percent
- Gastroenterology - 14 percent
- Hematology/Oncology - 16 percent
- Pulmonology - 6 percent
- Endocrinology - 4 percent
- Nephrology- 6 percent
- Rheumatology - 3 percent
- Infectious Diseases - 3 percent
- Geriatrics - 1 percent
- Allergy - 2 percent
- Mayo residents are highly successful in obtaining the fellowship of their choice.
- Over 50 percent of Mayo graduates are in academic positions throughout the United States.
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- Research Funding - Internal Medicine receives millions of dollars in extramural funding, including NIH awards, each year. The Mayo Department of Medicine ranks very competitively among departments of medicine nationally in NIH funding for research. (For information on Research, please visit the Mayo Clinic Rochester Research Website).
- More than 6,200 peer reviewed manuscripts and more than 1,650 reviews and book chapter citations for Mayo Internal Medicine faculty over the past 3 years.
- Scholarly activity (average per 3rd year resident): 6-7 projects; 4-5 abstracts or presentations; 2-3 peer-reviewed manuscripts published; 2-3 more peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted, submitted or in preparation.
- Residents average ˜4 Mayo-sponsored trips for scientific presentation and 1 trip for attendance per resident during 2nd and 3rd years.
- Mayo ranks #1 in number of winners nationally in the American College of Physicians Resident Research Competition since inception.
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- Over 3 years, residents spend on average ˜50 percent of their time in outpatient settings and ˜50 percent of their time on inpatient services (For more information, please visit 'Resident Responsibilities'.)
- 23 inpatient teaching services. All patients on teaching services are cared for by teams of residents and a single teaching/supervising attending. There are no private patients or attendings.
- Of the more than 600 faculty, ˜200 are selected to work with residents on the basis of evaluations from the residents.
- Average procedure expectations/resident: 45 (including 10 central lines/resident on average).
- Duty-hour Limits: We are fully committed to the ACGME guidelines for duty hours. Interns will work no more than 16 hours when on duty. Long-call occurs one in 4 nights on inpatient services for PGY2 & PGY3 residents. A variety of mechanisms are employed to ensure compliance with the ACGME guidelines. (See Resident Responsibilities.)
- On all inpatient rotations, residents have at least one day off each week.
- Each resident completes a 3-year curriculum in Evidence-Based Medicine and presents at the Clinical Decision Making Journal Club as a participant and tutor for interns. (For information, please visit our Curriculum page.)
- Each resident completes a curriculum in Teaching and the Science of Medical Education.
- Each resident completes a curriculum in quality improvement and change management within the health care system.
- Up-to-Date and an extensive array of electronic textbooks are provided to residents. An 8-week intensive ABIM Board Review Course is incorporated into the program. (For information on educational conferences and small group teaching sessions, please visit our Educational Program and Resources page.)
- Elective opportunities (with travel and housing provided) at Mayo Clinic Arizona and Mayo Clinic Florida.
- Consistently updated resident Website with quick navigation/access to schedules, etc.
- Residents' Council (i.e. residents selected by their peers) meets monthly with the Program Director and leadership to continuously improve the program.
- PGY-1 salary: $49,651. PGY-3 salary: $53,775. Salaries effective in July 2012. (For more on salaries and benefits, please visit Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education's Compensation and Benefits page.)
- Vacation: 15 days/year (i.e. 3 seven-day blocks).
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- ACGME-designated Educational Innovation Project participant.
- Increased elective time and opportunities, reduction in inpatient-call months.
- Service capacity caps for medicine services in order to enhance education and decrease service.
- Regular use of 'Turning Point Technologies' audience response system for conferences.
- Web-based electronic curriculum for each rotation. (For more information, please visit our Educational Program and Resources page.)
- Mayo International Health Program — Scholarships of up to $2,500 are available for third-world health-care elective rotation.
- Simulation Center experiences.
- Intensified airway intubation experience and workshop during pre-internship orientation or during MICU rotation.
- Enhanced electronic access, including personal iPads provided for each resident by the program and computers in each call room.
- Web-based resident evaluation of faculty, rotations, peers and program.
Things to do in Rochester
- Mayo Applicants' Community Connection
- Rochester and Southern Minnesota is home to a variety of cultural activities. Some theatrical and musical opportunities in the area include:
- Commonweal Theatre
- Jon Hassler Theatre
- Rochester Art Center
- Rochester Choral Arts Ensemble
- Rochester Civic Music
- Rochester Civic Theatre
- Rochester Repertory Theatre Company
- Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
- Sports and leisure time in and around Rochester.
A brief sampling of what is available in and around Rochester includes:
- Recreation leagues for basketball, hockey, football, soccer, softball.
- Outdoor activities including, but not limited to, biking, hiking, skiing (downhill and cross country), fishing, tennis, hunting and climbing (both indoors and outdoors), sailing, canoeing.
- Professional and amateur sports: Rochester Honkers baseball, Rochester Mustangs hockey, Minnesota Wild hockey, Minnesota Twins baseball, Minnesota Vikings football. In addition there are many opportunities to watch city league, high school and college sporting events.
- Tours: Forestville/Mystery cave, Spring Valley caverns (Cave Farm Karst Preserve), Assisi Heights, Mayowood (Olmsted County Historical Society), Heritage House, Plummer House, etc. In addition, Amish tours are available just south of Rochester.
Popular "get aways": Lake Pepin - Mississippi River (35 min), Red Wing, MN (45 min), Twin Cities - Minneapolis/St. Paul (80 min). For a more complete listing, please see FAQs.
What do residents do outside of work?
For a relatively small city, Rochester and its environs offer a surprising breadth of cultural, recreational and educational activities. Although the following Websites give an overview of the surrounding community, many additional opportunities exist as well.
- Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
- Rochester Athletic Club (one of the largest health clubs in North America)
- Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC)
- Rochester Park and Recreation
- Extensive biking and hiking trails
- Rochester YMCA
- Rochester Honkers Baseball - Semi-professional baseball team
- University of Minnesota, Rochester
- Rochester Community and Technical College
- Extensive offerings through the Community Education program
- Extensive, year round weekly Farmers' Market
- Good Food Store, an eclectic, well-stocked organic grocery store with a vegetarian restaurant
- Several excellent bakeries, including "Great Harvest" and "The Bread Baker"
But the best portrayal of what people do outside of work is perhaps more accurately captured by quotes and comments from those within our program when asked "What do you like to do outside of work?"
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- "Ethnic restaurants — particularly Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Cambodian"
- "Participate in local musical groups"
- "Running, biking, rollerblading on the extensive trail system"
- "Golf" (8 city courses, in addition to PGA Tour Somerby in nearby Byron)
- "Honkers baseball"
- "Boating (e.g. sailing, tubing/water-skiing) on the Mississippi River" (35-minute drive)
- "Concerts down by the river and at the Civic Center"
- "Hiking and bird-watching on the Mississippi River bluffs"
- "Participating in local small town festivals"
- "Canoeing and kayaking the local rivers and lakes"
- "Visiting the Twin Cities of Minneapolis — St. Paul (80-minute drive) for museums, major and minor league sporting events, restaurants, theater, concerts, etc."
- "Participating in local sports leagues (e.g. softball, basketball, soccer, hockey)"
- "Apple picking"
- "Minnesota Zoo"
- "Fishing, fly fishing"
- "Sports bars"
- "Cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, downhill skiing"
- "Horseback riding"
- "The Minnesota State Fair or Renaissance Festival"
- "Strawberry picking"
- "Downhill skiing"
- "Valley Fair Amusement Park"
- "Flying lessons"
- "Ultimate frisbee"
- "Book clubs"