Photo of Mayo Clinic molecular genetics student in lab

The Molecular Genetics Internship prepares individuals for professional practice in molecular genetics. During the internship, learning experiences allow students to perform:

  • DNA purification and extraction methods
  • Southern blot analysis
  • Polymerase chain reactions (PCR)
  • Other specialized techniques for diagnosing inherited (genetic) and acquired disorders

Students complete hands-on rotations to learn about specific assays and techniques.

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:

  • Written examinations
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

March 31, 2016