Mayo Clinic encourages and maintains a caring service environment where individual differences are valued and respected.
At Mayo Clinic, diversity isn't only about gender, color or ethnicity. It's about opening up to unconventional ideas and methods that create better choices. It's also about thinking differently, embracing new ideas and recognizing colleagues' unique contributions. Mayo is best able to serve patients in a community that welcomes and respects everyone.
Mayo supports many vibrant diversity interest groups, annual conferences and festivals focused on diversity, and many community organizations that work to build a culture of inclusion throughout the Rochester area.
Rosa Parks inspired people around the world when, in 1955, she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala. In August 2009, Mayo Clinic dedicated the Rosa Parks Pavilion, honoring Parks' courage, quiet dignity and determination to live with respect.
Mayo's commitment to a culture of inclusion in clinical practice, education and research enables all staff to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential while supporting the best interest of the patient and the community.