Program description

Students enrolled in the Hospital Central Service Technology Program at GateWay Community College may complete their clinical rotation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona during the final phase of their education.

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences coordinates this training experience in conjunction with GateWay. The length of the rotation is flexible and depends on the GateWay program guidelines and requirements.


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Affiliated institution

To complete a rotation with Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, you must be enrolled in the Hospital Central Service Technology Program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix.

For more information or to enroll, contact:

GateWay Community College
108 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034


Mayo Clinic has two campuses in Arizona. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix is the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. It has been recognized several times by Phoenix magazine as the "Best Hospital in Phoenix."

Thousands of surgeries are performed each year at Mayo Clinic Hospital, ranging from the straightforward and routine to the emergent and highly complex. Surgical procedures include general, neurological, gynecologic, cardiac, orthopedic, trauma and critical care, urologic, and transplant.

Central Services at Mayo Clinic provides essential support to the Department of Surgery, helping ensure the highest quality patient care. The vast number and type of surgeries performed at Mayo, in combination with the highly educated faculty, makes Mayo Clinic an ideal educational setting for you to receive your central service training.

The Mayo Clinic campus in Scottsdale is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

Graduation and certification

After completing your central service clinical rotation, you receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. Upon completion of the Hospital Central Service Technology Program, you receive a certificate of completion from GateWay Community College.

Upon completion of the program and 400 hours of hands-on experience, you are eligible to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management examination to become a Certified Registered Central Service Technician.


For the majority of the rotation, your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, two to five days a week.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences accepts three to five students from GateWay for the Central Service Technician Clinical Rotation at Mayo Clinic Hospital. This ensures you receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

March 10, 2015