Program description

Are you interested in a health care profession other than a doctor or nurse? Do you want to know what other careers are out there? If so, consider spending a week with diverse Minnesota high school sophomores and juniors (2017-2018 academic year) to learn about different career opportunities at Mayo Clinic.

A weeklong summer Career Immersion Program is being offered June 24-29, 2018, at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota. The program is designed to introduce you to many health care professions you may not be aware of.

First-generation college students or participants in TRIO, Upward Bound and College Possible are highly encouraged to apply.

The program is free to appointed students and includes:

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Student housing with on-site program directors
  • Networking with other students
  • Travel to and from a designated Twin Cities pickup location
  • Student housing in Rochester and an on-site program director
  • Tours of Mayo Clinic and the Rochester area
  • A visit to the University of Minnesota Rochester

Learning objectives

  • Model professionalism in the health care setting
  • Connect with health sciences professionals
  • Gain hands-on exposure to health sciences career opportunities
  • Understand the academic path for enrolling in accredited health sciences programs
  • Meet current Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences students
  • Learn about in-demand careers

How to apply

Applications are accepted beginning Nov. 1, 2017, through Feb. 1, 2018. Your application and all supporting documentation must be submitted and received by Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences by 11:59 p.m. Central time Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Online application. Complete the online Application for Admission. Once you create a username and password, make sure you write it down. You can come back to your application multiple times to complete it, so you will need to remember your login information.

    Click the "Submit" button once you complete your application.

  2. Supporting documentation. Submit these materials:

    • Most current transcript with a cumulative GPA listed
    • Letter of recommendation from a teacher (completed online)
    • Essay (please respond to question No. 4 in the online application)

    In one envelope, send any transcripts not sent directly from your school, to:

    1. Attention: CIP Selection
      1. Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
      2. Siebens Building, 3-04
      3. 200 First St. SW
      4. Rochester, MN 55905
  3. Interviews. The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Individuals considered for appointment into the program will be contacted for a short interview in early spring.


  1. Dean's Office
    1. Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    2. Email:
Oct. 19, 2017