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Admissions

Prerequisites
Those eligible to apply for the Clinical Research Internship Study Program (CRISP) at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville must:

  • Be currently enrolled in (or a graduate of) an accredited college or university
  • Have completed the freshman year of college
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be seriously considering a career in health care or clinical research

Applicants are selected based on grades, work and volunteer experiences, leadership qualities, and representation of personal qualities and skills in a personal letter.

International Applicants
U.S. citizenship or permanent immigrant status is required for admission to the CRISP 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 MSHS programs is to graduate the best possible health care practitioners. 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 various didactic and clinical settings

In addition to the qualities above, applicants must possess the following general characteristics:

  • Self-sufficient, precise and thorough
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Aptitude for the basic sciences
  • Computer skills

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

Additional Admission Requirements
Applicants offered admission to MSHS programs must also comply with the following prevailing institutional policies and procedures regarding:

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

Questions about these requirements can 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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