Books For Life & Ultimate Career Success!! Time For Alma Mater #3!!

How many alma maters can a girl have?? Well let’s find out what institution I trained at after medical school…

In July 2006, I began my intern year at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Pronounced MAY-oh (like mayonnaise), it’s an impressive place filled with outstanding doctors who provide excellent care to patients that come from all over the world to be treated. I also did some residency training in anesthesiology at Mayo – good people, good times, great training!!

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group based in Rochester, Minnesota. It is the first and largestintegrated nonprofit medical group practice in the world, employing more than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff.[1][2] The practice specializes in treating difficult cases through tertiary care. It spends over $500 million a year on research.

Dr. William Worrall Mayo settled his family in Rochester in 1864 and opened a medical practice that evolved under his sons into Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1[3] on the 2014-2015 U.S. News & World Report List of “Best Hospitals”, and has been near the top for more than 20 years.[4] It is widely regarded as one of the world’s premier medical practices.[citation needed] The practice is distinguished by integrated care. It has been on the list of America’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” published by Fortune magazine for eight years in a row.

Mayo Clinic has a large presence in three U.S. metropolitan areas: Rochester (Minnesota), Jacksonville (Florida), and Phoenix (Arizona). The Clinic employs more than 32,000 people at the main campus in Rochester, Minnesota and the Arizona and Florida sites employ approximately 5,000 persons at each site.[2] In addition, the Mayo Clinic owns and operates the Mayo Clinic Health System, which consists of more than 70 hospitals and clinics across Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Georgia with an employment of 14,000 persons. Mayo Clinic also operates several colleges of medicine, including Mayo Medical School, the Mayo Graduate School, and the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo School of Health Sciences.

As is evidenced by the Mayo Clinic logo, the institution has a three part focus. First and primary to the organization is the patient care practice, represented by the central shield. This is in accordance with the primary statement of the organization that “the needs of the patient come first.” The other two shields represent the areas of education and research, two areas of Mayo Clinic which have become more prominent over time.

And now you know…What institutions are you hoping to train at? Need some guidance getting there? Pick up So You Wanna Be A Doctor?? and we’ll show you what success in the medical professions looks like…


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