Director's Welcome

Mayo Clinic emergency medicine residents and faculty on a trip

Welcome to the Emergency Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. We have an exciting and dynamic program dedicated to providing the finest clinical and educational environment. Mayo Clinic is an exceptional place for you to train and learn the art of emergency medicine.

Our residency has been built on a strong foundation of educational excellence, one that began in 1918 when Drs. William J. and Charles H. Mayo introduced a revolutionary concept in physician training: the residency.

Since establishing the country's first residency, Mayo Clinic has maintained a reputation for excellence in all of its postgraduate training programs. Today, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education hosts more than 1,600 residents and fellows in virtually all medical and surgical specialties.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is an independent academic department that is chaired by Annie T. Sadosty, M.D.

Department faculty members:

  • Influence the future of emergency care through involvement with the Institute of Medicine
  • Are leaders in the use of simulation to enhance the delivery of medical care
  • Direct a mandatory fourth-year clerkship in emergency medicine for Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Run electives in emergency medicine for visiting medical students
  • Lecture nationally and internationally
  • Serve on institutional, regional and national committees
  • Conduct practice-changing research
  • Innovate and collaborate to enhance the care delivered to emergency department patients

The goal of the Emergency Medicine Residency is to train emergency physicians who are professional, compassionate, clinically proficient, patient-centered and evidence-based in their approach. We aspire to prepare you to become a leader in your chosen community, wherever you choose to live and serve.

We began training our first resident in 2000. Since that time, we have actively pursued applicants who strive to contribute to emergency medicine beyond their clinical responsibilities.

Our graduates have gone on to be leaders in both academic and community emergency medicine. Several have gone on to pursue fellowships in emergency medicine, such as simulation, ultrasound and international emergency medicine. Our graduates have also become leaders in the community, and many of them have served or are currently serving as chiefs of a community emergency department.

As with many successful organizations, what makes this place tick is not the state-of-the-art facilities or the excellent curricular and educational programming, but the people and the group effort of those people — the department chair, the program and off-service faculty, and the support staff, not to mention the phenomenal residents.

At Mayo Clinic, you will find outstanding individuals who work together as a team to offer the very best in patient care and emergency medicine education.


  • James E. Colletti, M.D.
    • Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director
Sept. 21, 2017