To be eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Certificate Program in clinical and translational science, you must:
- Be employed at Mayo Clinic. Your appointment, which is documented at the time you apply, must be of sufficient length to allow for completion of all requirements of the program. Visiting clinicians and research trainees are not eligible. Candidates for the Postdoctoral Certificate Program must complete a minimum period of six months in residence after admission to the program.
- Have or be pursuing a doctoral degree in a discipline applicable to clinical research. These degrees include M.D.; Ph.D.; MBBS; M.B., Ch.B.; Dr. P.H.; D.O.; D.D.S.; D.M.D.; O.D.; D.C.; Pharm.D.; and Psy.D., though others may be considered. In addition to clinicians, also encouraged to apply are biostatisticians, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists and nurses with doctoral degrees. Doctoral candidates also may be considered. Preference is given to applicants with a doctoral GPA of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Up to 50 percent of Mayo Graduate School credits can be taken prior to program admission.
- Identify a mentor. This must be an investigator at Mayo Clinic with extensive clinical or translational research experience.
- Be pursuing a clinical and translational research project. For the Postdoctoral Certificate Program, "clinical and translational research" includes epidemiological and natural history studies, translational research, patient-oriented research, clinical trials, and outcomes research that will lead to improvements in human health.