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The prerequisites for the Cardiovascular Technology Program are defined by Santa Fe Community College. You must successfully complete the required preprofessional and professional college course work before you are eligible to begin the Cardiovascular Technology Internship at Mayo Clinic.

International applicants

U.S. citizenship or permanent immigrant status is required for admission to the program.

Admissions policy

Today's allied health education requires that the accumulation of scientific knowledge be accompanied by the simultaneous acquisition of essential skills and professional attitudes and behavior. The goal of this Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) program is to provide the best possible clinical experience to students. Admission to educational programs in the school is offered only to those applicants who meet qualifications for education and training in the art and science of the respective allied health profession. Applicants should possess the following general qualities:

  • Critical thinking
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Empathy
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Ability to learn and function in didactic and clinical settings

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for success in the program and to ensure patient safety. Applicants must demonstrate competency in English through the admission interview and may be required to submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or equivalent examination.

Applicants will be judged not only on their scholastic accomplishments, but also on their physical and emotional capacities to meet the requirements of the program's curriculum with reasonable accommodations, if applicable. To preserve the welfare of students and patients, each MSHS program establishes minimum standards that are deemed essential for safety in practicing that respective profession. Applicants seeking accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.

In addition, admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from each program director.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants offered admission to the Cardiovascular Technology Internship Program must also comply with the following institutional policies and procedures:

  • Immunization
  • Occupational health review and/or physical exam
  • Background check
  • Drug screen
  • Health insurance
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), confidentiality, and other training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic and/or the MSHS program in which you are offered admission.

Specific questions about these requirements may be directed to the school.

Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer or terminating admission.

Equal opportunity

Mayo School of Health Sciences upholds all federal and state laws that preclude discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities or veteran's status.

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