Application Process


Each year, approximately 20 to 30 students are accepted on a competitive basis to complete their physician assistant clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona.

How to apply

Our affiliated schools process the admissions and applications for their physician assistant programs and work with students to plan their clinical rotations.

For students desiring to participate in physician assistant clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, these are the application deadlines:

  • Applications received between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 are for clinical rotation placement in July-December of the same year.
  • Applications received between June 1 and July 30 are for clinical rotation placement in January-June of the following year.

To apply:

  1. Online application. All students are required to complete the online Application for Admission. After you create an account or log in, select Application for Admission. Do not select Lite Application.

    Please select your No. 1 choice rotation from the drop-down menu and note on the bottom of your essay page the preferred rotation dates. If you are requesting more than one rotation, note this below the preferred dates. Note: If you select the Interventional Radiology rotation, a specific essay detailing why you are interested in this rotation is required.

    If you are applying for more than one rotation, please list any additional requests, along with the dates, in the essay portion of the application.

  2. Letter of good standing. In addition to the application, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences requires a letter of good standing from your school as well as your GPA. These should be emailed directly to the education coordinator at
  3. Application review. All applications are reviewed at the end of the application cycle, and students are notified approximately three weeks after the deadline regarding their status.
Dec. 17, 2014