To apply to the Vascular Interventional Radiologic Technology Internship, prospective students must have completed an accredited radiology program, be a certified radiographer through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and Florida Department of Health, and be Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or expect to be prior to the beginning of their internship.

Applicants have a strong competitive advantage if they:

  • Can demonstrate a relatively strong background in math and science
  • Had at least a 3.0 GPA in college courses
  • Demonstrate genuine interest in the field of vascular interventional radiography

Applicants are not selected based on grades alone. Letters of reference and interviews also are required.

Technical standards

In addition to general standards, radiographers must be able to:

  • Lift more than 50 pounds routinely
  • Push and pull, bend and stoop, and kneel or squat routinely
  • Work standing 80 percent of the time
  • Work compassionately with patients
  • Help patients on and off the X-ray equipment from wheelchairs or carts
  • Effectively write and speak to patients and staff
  • Hear and see clearly
  • Accurately align the patient and X-ray equipment
  • Work effectively in a team setting
  • Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in X-ray examinations in the proper sequence

Radiographers are exposed to low levels of ionizing radiation (X-rays) and are expected to examine patients who may have communicable diseases.

International applicants

See the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences international applicants policy.

More information

See further Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.

Nov. 25, 2014