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Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency (Minnesota)


Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Residency

The Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency Program offers comprehensive pediatric training in:

  • Community ambulatory pediatrics
  • Care of hospitalized children and adolescents
  • Evaluation and treatment of acute and emergent medical conditions in children and adolescents
  • Neonatal and pediatric intensive care
  • Delivery room and newborn infant management
  • All pediatric subspecialties

You will follow a curriculum that emphasizes the core skills and knowledge necessary to become a competent general pediatric physician, but you will also be given autonomy to customize your learning for a projected subspecialty fellowship.

In the first year, as a PL-1 resident, you are introduced to the fundamentals of pediatrics. You will develop skills and knowledge necessary to manage common and complex medical conditions encountered in the hospital, delivery room, NICU and outpatient practice.

In the second year, as a PL-2 resident, you will expand your skills of independent management of patients and begin to develop supervisory skills necessary to lead a medical team.

In the third year, as a PL-3 resident, you will gain expertise in supervising and directing a medical team. The development of independent decision-making skills is emphasized through leading junior residents and medical students in the hospital, outpatient, ICU and emergency department.

Graduate outcomes

The most important indicator of the success of a training program is found in the outcomes of the graduates upon completion of their training. Approximately 60% of our Pediatric Residency graduates have entered subspecialty training, while the other 40% have gone onto primary care positions. Graduates consistently find that Mayo Clinic's reputation opens the door to a wide array of opportunities.


The Pediatric Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Every resident who has successfully completed Mayo's Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency Program has been eligible for American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certification.

Program history

The Pediatric Residency began in 1921, and since then more than 700 physicians have completed training. Currently, the residency trains 12 categorical pediatric and two pediatrics-child neurology residents per year in the PL-1 and PL-2 classes and 12 categorical pediatric residents per year in the PL-3 class, for a total of 40 residents in the program.

Also see:

  • Nov 20, 2012
  • ART867586