Where You'll Spend Your Time
About This Program
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a dynamic and robust five-year categorical General Surgery Residency. During your training, your responsibilities increase with your experience, capability and performance.
The opportunity for you to learn about and perform both common (such as gallbladder, hernia and appendix) and complex (such as liver, pancreas, stomach and aorta) procedures in a one-on-one setting with Mayo surgeons is key to creating stellar young surgeons.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in their fields, publishing more than 300 papers each year and giving more than 200 presentations annually. You have direct access to these individuals during your time in the General Surgery Residency.
Throughout your residency, you write all orders and are responsible for managing your patients. You participate in rounds each morning as part of a small team working with one staff surgeon. During rounds, new patients are presented, inpatient management is reviewed and teaching sessions are held.
The most important sign of success for any training program is how its graduates fare after they begin their careers. Every resident who has successfully completed the General Surgery Residency has been eligible for American Board of Surgery certification. The overall success rate of Mayo graduates in obtaining American Board of Surgery certification is 98 percent.
Of the physicians who graduated from the residency in the past eight years, 80 percent pursued additional fellowship training. Academic appointments are held by 33 percent of recent graduates, while the remaining are in private practice.