Your physician assistant program is offered by the affiliated college or university providing your degree program. Your college or university program director will determine and develop the course work and laboratory experiences for the program and make arrangements for clinical rotations with the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences education coordinator.

The Physician Assistant Clinical Rotation at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, prepares you to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a health care team.

Your rotations may include physician assistant experiences in:

  • Cardiovascular thoracic surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • General surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary critical care medicine
  • Transplant (heart failure)
  • Transplant (internal medicine)
  • Transplant (pulmonary medicine)
  • Urology
  • Women's health


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

The system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows students who are experiencing academic difficulty to be directed to appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

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.

June 30, 2015