The physician assistant program is offered by the affiliated college or university offering your degree program. Your college or university program director determines and develops the course work and laboratory experiences for the program and makes arrangements for clinical rotations.

Your rotations at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona include physician assistant experiences in:

  • Cardiology
  • Community internal medicine (outpatient)
  • Dermatology
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant (rotation currently unavailable)
  • Hepatology and liver transplant (rotation currently unavailable)
  • Hospital internal medicine (inpatient)
  • Interventional radiology
  • Neurosurgery*
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Specialty surgery (colorectal, oncologic and vascular)
  • Transplant medicine and surgery
  • Urology

*Requires a prior surgical rotation.

Grading or evaluation

Evaluation of student performance in each rotation includes the preceptor's evaluation of clinical performance, a written examination of cognitive performance provided by your school and, where appropriate and possible, a site visit by program faculty.

Successful completion of all clinical rotations, program seminars, activities and the program summative exam is required for graduation.

Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:

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

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance and assessment of medical knowledge.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo 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.

Nov. 17, 2015