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Director's Message

Our mission is to prepare the next generation of biomedical scientists through integration of theory, methodology and research within a world-renowned clinical, basic science and translational setting.

Mayo Clinic is a unique place for graduate study, and the Biomedical Engineering and Physiology program builds on the special strengths of our environment — a spirit of teamwork and collaboration, world-class researchers, and interaction with the world's largest integrated group practice of medicine — to provide an unparalleled graduate student experience.

Why study Biomedical Engineering and Physiology at Mayo?

  • Funding. Mayo Graduate School provides a full five years of funding for all students, allowing exceptional flexibility in choosing advisers and areas of study.
  • Highly interdisciplinary program. 46 active faculty members from 10 departments.
  • Translational opportunities. Thesis research spans the full spectrum from basic science to research that translates into the clinical environment. The close interaction with clinicians has allowed a number of thesis projects to directly impact patient care.
  • Personal attention. The very small class sizes, the high ratio of faculty to graduate students, and the passion and commitment of our faculty ensure students obtain the skills necessary to be successful in their thesis research and future careers.
  • Excellent research infrastructure. Modern science can require expensive and sophisticated technology. To support researchers and students, Mayo has many core facilities supervised by research faculty and staffed by highly skilled technical experts. Collaboration is also readily available with experts in biostatistics and bioinformatics.
  • Successful outcomes. Our alumni have a history of success. After completing the Ph.D. degree, students have advanced to postdoctoral positions at many prestigious institutions, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National Institutes of Health, University of Minnesota and University of Washington.

    Many former Biomedical Engineering and Physiology students now hold faculty positions at leading universities (Stanford, Vanderbilt, Tulane, Ohio State, Washington University, University of Southern California and Mayo Clinic) and leadership positions in industry (General Electric, Siemens, Philips and Merck) and government (National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration). Two are currently presidents of small companies.

  • Sep 18, 2014
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