Program description

The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Clinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP) is a well-defined, structured program for college students to participate in clinical research.

This 10-week summer program is a great way for students to test their inclinations toward careers in medicine, health care and science. Students are placed with a physician mentor to work on a clinical research project.

Program goals

The goal of CRISP is to provide promising college students interested in careers in health care, research or both with an opportunity to work with Mayo Clinic physicians to gain experience in clinical research.


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Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in the Mayo Clinic Hospital and the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings.

The ambulatory facilities provide clinical services ranging from primary to specialty care and advanced procedures. Mayo Clinic Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services, including surgical and medical intensive care units, specialized solid-organ transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities.

The state-of-the-art Birdsall Research Building is a center for neurological disease research, while the Griffin Building supports cancer research.


Students need to commit a minimum of 20 hours a week to work on their research project.

Class size

The number of students admitted to CRISP varies each year.

Oct. 29, 2014