Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship (Florida)
Mayo School of Health Sciences offers a Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship for those students enrolled in an accredited physical or occupational therapy program.
The supervised clinical internship opportunities are for physical therapist or occupational therapist students. Internships are arranged by the academic coordinator of clinical education at your college or university, after you have completed the academic portion of your curriculum.
The MSHS Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship thoroughly prepares individuals for practice in their affiliation area (e.g. acute care, neurologic rehabilitation, sports medicine, geriatrics, etc.).
The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Internship Program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville works with affiliated schools that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
Mayo Foundation also is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Higher Learning Commission
30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
To participate in the Mayo School of Health Sciences' Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, you must be enrolled in a physical or occupational therapy program at one of the following affiliated academic institutions:
Department of Rehabilitative Medicine
118-A Rehabilitation Center
Atlanta, GA 30322
University of Florida
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Occupational Therapy Department
PO Box 100164
Gainesville, FL 32610-0164
University of St. Augustine
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
1 University Boulevard
St. Augustine, FL 32086
University of North Florida
College of Health, Building 39
4567 St. John's Bluff Road South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Mayo School of Health Sciences
Siebens Medical Education Building 11
200 First Street SW
Rochester MN 55905
507-284-0200 or 1-800-626-9041 (toll-free)
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville was established in 1986 as a comprehensive medical facility in the southeastern United States, where advanced programs in education and research support the highest-quality patient care.
Campus activity is centered around the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings. The campus has modern education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The state-of-the-art Birdsall Medical Research Building allows researchers to investigate neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Mayo Clinic hospital on the Jacksonville campus provides essential clinical care experiences for students and trainees. The 214-bed facility has operating rooms and transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities. The Griffin Cancer Research Building was completed in 2001 to support Mayo Clinic's many cancer studies.
The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation offers comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care for both inpatients and outpatients. At Mayo Clinic, physician evaluations, as well as physical and occupational therapy services, are available. Inpatient rehabilitation care is provided at Mayo Clinic hospital, part of Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.
Through training activities, specialized equipment, videos and other learning resources, you will learn to treat adult patients with medical diagnoses typically seen in the rehabilitative clinical setting, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cancer, cardiac conditions, neurological impairments, and orthopedic related impairments.
For the majority of the internship, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days per week. While the regular work week is usually 40 hours, additional projects, patient activities and homework may be assigned.
Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences admits approximately 15 students in its Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship Program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. This ensures you will receive a comprehensive educational experience with close one-on-one instruction.