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Admissions

Qualifications

To be eligible to apply to the Urology Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, one core year in the Mayo Clinic Arizona Preliminary Surgery program is required. Interviews will be done simultaneously for these positions.

Appointments at the PGY-2 or PGY-3 levels are rarely considered outside of the matching program for residents who have completed their PGY-1 or PGY-2 training at other institutions.

General Admissions Requirements

Medical and surgical residencies and fellowships are open to U.S. citizens, permanent U.S. immigrants and international applicants as follows:

  • Medical and surgical residencies are open to qualified graduates of accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools.
  • Dental specialty residencies are open to qualified graduates of approved U.S. and Canadian dental schools.
  • Graduates from medical schools outside the U.S. and Canada must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates to qualify for admission. Information about certification and visa sponsorship, if required, is available from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
  • Mayo supports ECFMG J-1 visa sponsorship for residents and fellows enrolled in graduate medical education. Mayo will support an H-1B temporary work visa under the following circumstances:
    • When J-1 visa sponsorship is unavailable - that is, the program is not eligible for ECFMG certification or the program is non-ACGME accredited and non-ABMS recognized.
    • When a foreign national is a graduate of U.S. medical school.
    • When a foreign national holds current H-1B status for graduate medical education at another school.
  • When applying, all residency and fellowship applicants must have their medical school transcripts, together with an original letter from the school's dean, sent from their medical school to MSGME.
  • All applicable licensure eligibility requirements must be fulfilled prior to starting a Mayo residency or fellowship program.
  • A pre-admission health review and current immunization record are required prior to starting an MSGME program.
  • Prospective residents and fellows must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Appointment Contract Information

Appointments are confirmed in a formal written letter of appointment from Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. This letter, a copy of which you will be asked to sign and return, constitutes your formal residency appointment to Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

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