To be eligible to apply for the Medical Physics Residency at Mayo School of Health Sciences in Arizona, you must have:
- Earned before July of the year you apply, at least a master's degree in therapeutic medical physics from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP)
- A desire to concentrate on clinical work, not research, as your primary career goal
- Eligibility to work and live in the U.S.
- Registered to take The American Board of Radiology board exam
Applicants are selected based on grades, letters of reference, work and volunteer experiences, leadership qualities, and representation of personal qualities and skills in a personal letter.
International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit results from the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) exam. Learn more about the exam and register online. The Mayo School of Health Sciences school code for the TOEFL exam is 5784. Scores from the speaking portion of the exam are given particular consideration in admission decisions.
Further, applicants from outside the U.S. must have their educational transcripts translated (if not already in English) and evaluated for U.S. equivalency by an accredited credential evaluation service company prior to submission. Refer to the members list of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a listing of qualified companies. The applicant pays for the examination and credential evaluation services.
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 Mayo School of Health Sciences programs is to graduate the best health care practitioners. Further, Mayo School of Health Sciences must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by students with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions.
Therefore, admission to educational programs 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 at all times:
- Critical thinking
- Sound judgment
- Excellent communication skills
- Emotional stability and maturity
- Professional and ethical conduct
- Physical and mental stamina
- Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings
You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Students seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.
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 TOEFL or an equivalent examination.
Applicants are judged not only on scholastic accomplishments, but also on 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 Mayo School of Health Sciences program will establish minimum standards deemed essential for safety in practicing that respective profession. Applicants seeking accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.
Admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from the program director.
Additional admission requirements
Applicants offered admission to Mayo School of Health Sciences programs must also comply with prevailing institutional policies and procedures regarding:
- Occupational health review or physical exam or both
- Background study and immediate disclosure of any criminal convictions
- Drug screen
- Health insurance
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), confidentiality and other training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic or the Mayo School of Health Sciences program
Questions about these requirements can be directed to Mayo School of Health Sciences. Failure to comply or provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer or terminating admission.
Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.
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.