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Frequently Asked Questions

The following are answers to common questions about the Mayo Clinic Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program.

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What if my school does not provide malpractice insurance during my away clerkships?

Mayo will provide malpractice/liability insurance for any visiting medical student participating in an approved clinical clerkship at no cost to the student. The Verification of Medical School Information form must be completed by the home institution and must indicate whether or not malpractice/liability insurance is provided by the home institution.

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Will my application be considered early if I submit it prior to the cutoff date?

No. Applications are not processed until after the deadline date.

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What if my immunizations are not up to date?

Your application will still be processed. However, the required immunization documentation must be submitted before you arrive for your clerkship.

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Does Mayo Clinic provide housing?

Mayo Clinic does not provide housing. However, your confirmation letter will include information on student housing, including cost and location. Housing in Rochester, Minn., costs approximately $225 per week.

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Do I need a car?

At the Mayo Clinic practices in Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., a car is necessary. Your housing will most likely not be within walking distance of the clinic and hospital campuses, and the city bus service is not amenable to the early and late hours. At the Rochester campus, a car is not needed, as housing is closer to campus. Shuttle service is also available.

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Do I need a white coat?

Generally, white coats are worn on the Jacksonville campus. However, they are usually not worn on the Scottsdale and Rochester campuses. Men generally wear sport coats and ties. Women wear professional business attire. Your confirmation letter will provide additional information about clothing.

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  • Oct 29, 2012
  • ART675657