Dean's Welcome

As dean of Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, I take great pride in working to ensure the education of skilled, compassionate medical and research professionals who deliver safe, high-quality patient care.

This work is accomplished by a dedicated team of associate deans, program directors, faculty, program coordinators, office staff and administrators who work together to continuously improve and expand our programs.

Our goals are clear:

  • To ensure the needs of every patient are best served
  • To help each resident and fellow achieve her or his goal to become a highly competent, well-trained clinician or scientist — or both
  • To provide a comprehensive graduate medical education infrastructure to promote excellence and innovation

These goals are best achieved in a supportive environment in which learners are respected as valued members of the health care team.

Several distinct features set Mayo Clinic apart from other academic medical centers:

  • The focus on the needs of the patient in all aspects of education, research and patient care
  • The importance placed on educating a new generation of physicians
  • The friendly, collegial team atmosphere among faculty, trainees and other health professionals
  • The opportunity to learn and practice medicine with the best in the world
  • The opportunity to conduct research in an environment where it can be directly translated to patient care
  • The excitement of working with others who are striving to do their best today — and to do even better tomorrow

As the school's dean, I build on the rich educational legacy begun by the Mayo brothers more than 150 years ago. Welcome — and thank you for advancing your training and career through graduate medical education at Mayo Clinic.

Best regards,

  • Steven H. Rose, M.D.
    • Dean, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
    • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Aug. 01, 2014