Meet Us

Yonas E. Geda, M.D., Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Office for Diversity director


On behalf of Fredric B. Meyer, M.D., executive dean for education, and the Office for Diversity, I would like to welcome you to Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Five schools are housed under the college:

  • Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education (residency and fellowship training)
  • Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (graduate degree programs, including Ph.D.)
  • Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
  • Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development

The Office for Diversity serves all five schools and joins the concerted team effort at Mayo Clinic by taking deliberate steps to create an environment conducive to ensuring the success of all learners who enter our doors. We welcome diversity and the benefits it provides. At the same time, we are unified to pursue our singular commitment to the triple-shield mission of Mayo Clinic: excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science welcomes the challenge of meeting the needs of patients by ensuring that our workforce reflects the changing demographics of the United States and the world. We believe that diversity and inclusion help us to achieve our time-honored commitment to attract, develop and retain the next generation of health care professionals and biomedical scientists.

The environment at Mayo Clinic is such that it inspires learners to enjoy the pursuit of knowledge and acquisition of new life-changing skills. Begin the journey by being curious and browsing our website for educational opportunities. Reach out to our students, staff and faculty to explore opportunities to train at one of the five schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Mayo Clinic embodies excellence and humility at the same time. Our Office for Diversity team members welcome your questions specifically related to diversity and inclusion within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.


Yonas E. Geda, M.D.
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Director, Office for Diversity
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

We invite you to take some time to read about our students, physician-scientist champions, diversity champions and Office for Diversity staff:

Feb. 15, 2018