To be eligible for the Mayo Clinic Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) program, you must be:

  • A pharmacy student at one of our affiliated institutions
  • Preapproved by the Pharmacy Services Department at Mayo Clinic in Florida

Student responsibilities

Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.

International applicants

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Immigrant Status is required for admission to the APPE program.

Admissions policy

Today's allied health education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of essential skills and professional attitudes and behavior. The goal of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences programs is to graduate the best health care practitioners. Further, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by students with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions. Therefore, admission to educational programs is offered only to those applicants who meet qualifications for education and training in the art and science of the respective allied health profession. Applicants should possess the following general qualities:

  • Critical thinking
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Empathy
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Students seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in the program and to ensure patient safety. Applicants must demonstrate objective competency in English through the admission interview and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or equivalent examination.

Applicants are judged not only on scholastic accomplishments, but also on physical and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of the program's curriculum and to graduate as skilled and effective practitioners, with reasonable accommodations, if applicable. To preserve the welfare of students and patients, each Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences program will establish minimum standards deemed essential for safety in practicing that respective profession. Applicants seeking accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.

Admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from the program director.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants offered admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences programs must also comply with prevailing institutional policies and procedures regarding:

  • Immunization
  • Background Study
  • Drug Screen
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Confidentiality, and other training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic and/or the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences program

Questions about these requirements can be directed to the school.

Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer.

Equal opportunity

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran's status.

Oct. 30, 2012