Department and Faculty

Mayo Clinic anatomic pathologists examining specimens in laboratory

Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) is one of the largest clinical laboratories in the world. It is composed of 3,000 people working in more than 50 specialty laboratories performing more than 20 million tests a year.

A highly skilled team of medical professionals including physicians, scientists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, and other specialists work collaboratively. The department receives specimens for testing from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System and is a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals both nationally and internationally.


Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) is a reference laboratory operated by the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. MML specializes in esoteric laboratory testing for health care organizations throughout the United States and around the world. MML's mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts


In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

The entire DLMP faculty takes an active role in your training. You have direct access to these individuals throughout the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency.

Advisers and mentors

You are assigned a senior resident adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also serves as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.

Aug. 12, 2017