"We serve our mission — providing the best care to every patient — when we live and work together in a community that welcomes and respects everyone … a community of richly diverse people contributing their unique ideas."
- — John H. Noseworthy, M.D.
- President and CEO, Mayo Clinic
Encouraging and including contributions from diverse individuals is critical to Mayo Clinic's future. By leveraging the strengths each diverse individual and group brings to the table, Mayo Clinic gains the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, provides better ways to meet the needs of our patients.
Mayo Clinic has developed these programs to support its mission for a diverse and inclusive work environment:
Continuous professional development
Cultural and linguistic competence in staff and students is supported to ensure culturally sensitive patient care and behavior. All employees and students participate in orientation and annual diversity instruction. Patient care staff receives cultural competency training.
Recruitment and retention
Mayo Clinic recruiting strategies are designed to increase representation of minorities and women in all job categories and training programs where they may be underrepresented. This commitment to fostering greater staff diversity is supported by:
- Diversity metrics throughout the organization
- Mentoring processes at the work unit level
- Annual assessments of success in hiring and retaining a diverse work force
If you are interested in working at Mayo Clinic, visit the Jobs at Mayo Clinic website to search and apply for positions.
Mayo Employee Resource Groups (MERGs)
These employee-organized resource groups enable our employees to feel more engaged and involved. MERGs provide a positive support system for new and long-time employees and a mentoring program for professional growth. These groups celebrate, support and encourage diversity among employees.
Find out more about the Mayo Employee Resource Groups available and the support they receive.
In this video, learn about MERGs at Mayo Clinic and hear from employees and leaders who share their experiences and the benefits of being involved.
Events to celebrate the diversity and cultures of our employees
Mayo Clinic is committed to an inclusive workplace. A spectrum of events, exhibits and lectures raise awareness of the diversity of Mayo's employees and that of the communities Mayo Clinic serves. These efforts contribute to a sense of openness and inclusion.
See a sampling of recent employee events.