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The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association (MCAA), founded in 1917, includes more than 20,000 members from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.

Mayo Clinic alumni can be found practicing around the world in every medical specialty and subspecialty, serving as faculty members of leading medical schools, publishing in top scientific journals, holding leadership positions in national medical specialty organizations and working to improve their communities.

The MCAA exists to promote and preserve excellence in medical practice, education and research; strengthen the bonds of heritage and shared human and professional experience; and perpetuate Mayo Clinic's standard of excellence.

More about MCAA:

  • Board of directors. A 34-member board composed of Mayo alumni oversees MCAA direction and activities. Read more about the board of directors.
  • History. The MCAA roots can be traced back more than a century to seven physicians who traveled to Rochester, Minn., to observe the Mayo brothers perform surgery. Read more about MCAA history.
  • Membership criteria. Membership in the MCAA is automatically granted to individuals who meet certain criteria. Read more about membership.


For more information about the MCAA, please contact the Alumni Office at 507-284-2317. For details on how your personal information is used by the MCAA, please review the privacy and usage policy.

  • March 26, 2013
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