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To be eligible to apply for the Molecular Genetics Technology Program at Mayo Clinic Rochester, an applicant must be a Diagnostic Genetics student at Northern Michigan University or a Molecular Pathology student at Texas Tech University. 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 Molecular Genetics Program.

Policies and responsibilities

The following Mayo School of Health Sciences policies affect applications and admissions to its programs:

English fluency

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential to succeed in the program and to ensure patient safety. If English is a second language, you must be able to demonstrate fluency. Satisfactory performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language examination or the Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency must be documented as proof of fluency. Your test results must be less than two years old.

Immunization record

For the protection of patients, students and employees, and in compliance with state regulations, Mayo School of Health Sciences requires students to be properly immunized:

  • Tuberculin test
  • Varicella, rubella and rubeola immunity
  • Hepatitis B vaccination, signed declination, or immunity lab test

Documentation of vaccinations must be provided to Mayo Employee Health Service prior to the start of the internship.

Medical insurance

Students must have their own health insurance. Evidence of medical coverage must be provided when your educational program begins.

Background check

Prospective students must pass a criminal background check and/or drug screening required by state laws, prior to enrollment to Mayo School of Health Sciences.

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.

Technical Standards

Mayo School of Health Sciences accepts students who are highly qualified for its programs. To be considered for admittance you should exhibit strong qualifications for the health profession you wish to pursue. Applicants to programs must possess the following general qualities:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Sound judgment
  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Empathy for others
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Ability to learn and function in a variety of 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's director.

  • Aug 27, 2012
  • ART107336