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Application Process


Eight to 10 candidates are selected each year for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program on a competitive basis. Classes begin the first Tuesday in September.

How to apply

You must submit your application after Nov. 1 and before Jan. 21 prior to your September start date. Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by Jan. 21 of the year you wish to begin classes.

Candidates should apply using this process:

  1. Online application and essay. Complete the online Application for Admission. After you log in, select Application for Admission, not Lite Application. A nonrefundable $50 application fee is payable by credit card via the online application submission site.

    Complete the essay question, "Why do you want to be in this program and career? Describe how you became interested in the profession, any experiences you've had to learn more about the career, and what personal qualities you possess that are relevant." The essay should be between 300 and 500 words in length and can be uploaded to your online application.

  2. Supporting documentation. Submit these materials:
    • Transcripts. These must be official transcripts from all educational institutions you attended after high school, including all credits from colleges or universities and grades from your most recent quarter or semester.

      Transcripts may be sent directly to Mayo School of Health Sciences from the school and must include an embossed seal. If, however, they are sent to you first, forward them in their original, unopened envelope to:

      Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
      Mayo School of Health Sciences
      Siebens Building, 11th Floor
      200 First St. SW
      Rochester, MN 55905
    • Reference forms. Submit two completed reference forms — one each from an educational reference and a work reference. The preferred method of submission is electronically through the online application. Your recommender has the option to attach an additional letter of recommendation to his or her completed electronic reference form.

  3. Interviews. Applicants considered for an appointment are invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and program's admissions committee. An interview can be arranged only when your application file is complete.

    During the interview, you meet other candidates and receive materials about Mayo Clinic and Rochester, Minnesota. Current students give a tour of Mayo Clinic's nuclear medicine facilities.

  4. Acceptance. Appointment letters are mailed approximately March 10. A written acceptance letter is requested within 10 days.
  • April 1, 2016
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