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This year, 1.3 million people from all 50 states and 136 countries came to Mayo Clinic for care.


  • Staff physicians and scientists: 4,729
  • Administrative and allied health staff (clinics and hospitals): 58,405
  • Total: 63,134

Patient care*

  • Total clinic patients: 1,300,000
  • Hospital admissions: 128,500
  • Hospital days of patient care: 632,700

(*Rounded numbers)


Research personnel

  • Full-time scientific faculty: 234
  • Physicians actively involved in research: 740
  • Full-time research personnel: 3,842

Research activity

  • New human research studies approved by Institutional Review Board: 2,800
  • Active human research studies: 12,000
  • Research publications and review articles in peer-reviewed journals: 7,234
  • Education and Research funding (in millions): 1,068
  • Government, foundations and industry: 512
  • Mayo Clinic funds and benefactor gifts: 556


Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Mayo trains doctors in 292 residency and fellowship programs, representing virtually all medical specialties.

  • Enrollment: 1,793
  • Graduates: 710

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

  • Enrollment: 261
  • Ph.D. graduates: 35
  • M.S. graduates: 34

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

  • Enrollment: 258
  • Graduates: 54 (anticipated in May 2018)

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences

Prepares students in 135 programs representing more than 58 health science careers.

  • Enrollment: 1,831
  • Graduates: 1,142

Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development

  • Physician participants: 61,684
  • Nonphysician participants: 44,152

Financial information (in millions)

  • Total revenue from current activity: $11,993
  • Income from current activities: $707
  • Contributions from benefactors: $350

Conflict of interest

Mayo Clinic and its staff often collaborate with industry to improve patient care through research agreements, invention licenses and consulting activities. The Mayo Clinic Conflict of Interest Review Board oversees all such activities. Mayo Clinic and its staff members do not receive any royalties for inventions or technology developed at Mayo and subsequently prescribed for Mayo Clinic patients.

If you have questions about Mayo Clinic industry relationships, please ask your physician or contact the Office of Conflict of Interest Review at 507-284-0075.

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These facts were accurate as of December 2017.