Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic's primary mission is to first meet the needs of each individual patient. We work together as a team including the patient and their family, physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation psychologists, social workers, nurses and many other pediatric specialists. We draw on the expertise of each care professional, as needed, to assure that patient needs are met and their questions are answered.
At Mayo, patients, their families and staff work together to set and follow individualized treatment plans for recovery. When implementing these treatment plans, patients benefit greatly from Mayo's low patient-to-therapist ratio. In most instances, patients work one-on-one with their therapists. Patients benefit, too, from Mayo's extensive array of pediatric and adult patient care resources, including more than 1,000 staff physicians and sophisticated diagnostic and laboratory equipment.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. All faculty members have academic appointments in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are nationally renowned in their field. You will have direct access to the Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine faculty as well as many others at Mayo Clinic in Rochester throughout your training.
You may work with trainees from the departments of General and Subspecialty Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Anesthesia, and Emergency Medicine as well as Mayo Medical School students.
Advisors and Mentors
Our graduate education advisory system is designed to provide you with comprehensive educational advice and personal support. A faculty advisor will serve as your primary contact.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.