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Residency Match Day 2020 by the numbers

In 2020 medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine competed for postgraduate positions with graduating medical students across the country. Their Match Day experience was virtual due to the global pandemic. 

Some of these future physicians from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will remain at a Mayo Clinic location 29%. The others will take their knowledge and Mayo values across the country.


  • 33% will head to the Northeast
  • 31% will remain in Minnesota
  • 24% will go west
  • 18% will be in other parts of the central U.S.
  • 9% will warm up in the South


  • 33% surgical specialties
    • 11% ENT
    • 7% orthopedics
    • 4% general surgery
    • 4% plastic surgery
    • 2% cardiothoracic surgery
    • 2% ophthalmology
    • 2% obstetrics/gynecology
    • 2% vascular surgery
  • 16% internal medicine
  • 13% emergency medicine
  • 11% pediatrics
  • 7% dermatology
  • 4% anesthesia
  • 4% psychiatry
  • 4% radiation oncology
  • 2% pathology
  • 2% radiology

(These numbers apply to any part of students’ training, including preliminary and  transitional years. Therefore, they add up to more than 100%.)

Profiles of graduating students.

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