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Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency (Minnesota)

Program Description

Mayo Clinic offers a fully accredited four-year Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency.

The program provides a unique blend of traditional didactics and mentorship; coupled with state-of-the-art learning, which utilizes simulation labs and interactive computer-based learning.

The training program prepares graduates for general private practice or provides the foundation for subspecialty fellowship training.

Education at Mayo Clinic offers:

  • There are no "private patients" at Mayo Clinic. For the resident physician, this offers a great opportunity to be involved in the care of a great variety of local, national, and international patients. This mixture of patients affords the resident physician to see many common clinical problems but also some very unique and rare medical conditions as well.
  • Excellent hospital support, including comprehensive ancillary support for blood draws, IV starts, and transporting patients, allowing the resident physician to focus on the medical aspects of patient care. Opportunities to participate in an international elective or an elective in Mayo Clinic Health System. The Mayo International Health Program offers opportunities to apply for financial assistance for the international electives.
  • Integrated electronic medical record. All radiographic imaging, labs, and consultations are available on numerous computer terminals in the institution. New patients at Mayo Clinic no longer have a paper medical chart.
  • Reasonable call schedule, with responsibility commensurate with experience. Excellent faculty supervision while still allowing reasonable autonomy.
  • Residents will have a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of ob/gyn, including the various subspecialties. It is expected that residents will participate in all aspects of reproductive medicine to the level specified by the Ob/Gyn Residency Review Committee as well as the CREOG learning objectives.


Mayo Clinic's Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency meets the requirements of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Program Outcomes

One measure of the success of a program is tracking trainees after graduation. Of the residents of this program post-graduate from 2003 through 2011, 17 entered advanced fellowships; 10 entered general practice and six are in an academic setting.

Program History

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency began at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in 1919, and since that time, more than 330 physicians have completed training.

Historically, four residents per year complete their training in this program, which is approved to accommodate five residents per year. The fifth resident completes a special five-year program, which includes a year in research, leading to a Master’s degree in clinical research.

See also...

  • May 4, 2012
  • ART280506