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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 Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 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 wide variety of local, national and international patients. This mixture of patients affords residents the opportunity 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 residents to focus on the medical aspects of patient care. Opportunities to participate in an international elective or an elective in Mayo Clinic Health System are available. 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 have a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology, including the various subspecialties. It is expected that residents participate in all aspects of reproductive medicine to the level specified by the Ob/Gyn Residency Review Committee as well as the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology learning objectives.


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

Program history

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

Historically, four residents a year complete their training in this program, which is approved to accommodate five residents a 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.

Program outcomes

One measure of the success of a program is tracking trainees after graduation. Of residency graduates from 2003 through 2014, 21 entered advanced fellowships, 15 entered general practice and 10 are in academic settings.

  • Sep 25, 2014
  • ART280506