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Admissions

Prerequisites

Students in affiliated NAACLS accredited clinical laboratory science programs are eligible to apply for a Clinical Laboratory Science Internship at Mayo Clinic through their educational institution's program director.

Students must successfully complete the required course work before they are eligible to complete their Clinical Laboratory Science Internship.

Qualified candidates typically possess the following general characteristics:

  • Aptitude for the basic sciences, computers and instrumentation
  • Work quickly and carefully
  • Self—sufficient, precise and thorough
  • Maintain emotional stability under pressure
  • Possess critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

International applicants

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Immigrant Status is required for admission to the Clinical Lab Sciences Internship.

Admissions policy

Modern 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 healthcare practitioners. Further, MSHS must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by students with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions. Therefore, 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 a wide variety of 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 objective 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 and 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.

In addition to these general qualities, admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from each individual Program Director.

Additional admission requirements

For the protection of patients, students and employees, and in compliance with state regulations, Mayo Clinic requires students to be properly immunized. You must show proof of the following immunizations before you begin a program at Mayo School of Health Sciences:

  • Immunization
  • Background Study
  • Drug Screen
  • Health Insurance
  • 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.

Florida licensure

Prospective students are responsible for securing a Clinical Laboratory Scientist Trainee License prior to internship. This licensure can be obtained from the Florida Department of Health.

Student responsibilities

Mayo School of Health Sciences students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, examinations and assigned clinical rotations unless absence is approved.

Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.

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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