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Education

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Mayo Clinic has five schools that, together with Mayo's extensive research programs, comprise Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Programs range from allied health sciences education, through undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate medical and scientific education, to continuing medical education.

Every school and program within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine adheres to Mayo's core values of collaboration in the service of the patient and the constant pursuit of excellence. This translates to a unique education model and flexible curricula, allowing students to pursue their passions under the tutelage of cutting-edge researchers and world-class clinicians.

More than 2,500 medical, research and health sciences students, residents and fellows annually participate in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine education programs. They benefit from the guidance of outstanding faculty and mentors, access to state-of-the-art medical and research technology and support, and generous financial assistance, allowing them to focus on becoming the next generation of medical and scientific leaders.

Our programs and 2012 facts:

Residencies and fellowships

The oldest of Mayo's five schools, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education has trained more than 20,000 alumni in virtually all medical specialties since 1915.

  • Residents and fellows: 1,532

Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D. and master's degrees in biomedical sciences

Mayo Graduate School has granted more than 400 graduate degrees in 10 scientific disciplines since 1917, as well as a visiting predoctoral summer undergraduate program.

  • Predoctoral students and other students: 280

M.D., M.D.-Ph.D. and M.D.-O.M.S. programs

Mayo Medical School has trained and graduated more than 1,000 students since 1972.

  • Medical students: 194

Allied health science professions

Established in 1973, Mayo School of Health Sciences offers about 125 programs in more than 50 allied health sciences professions.

  • Health sciences students: 1,591

Continuing education

Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development formally became a school in 1996. Each year, it offers more than 300 courses and 7,300 hours of continuing education for medical professionals from around the world.

  • Physician participants: 80,774
  • Nonphysician participants: 42,207
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