Physician Assistant Clinical Rotation (Minnesota)
Students enrolled in physician assistant baccalaureate or master's degree programs at affiliated educational institutions may complete their required clinical experience at Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System or other practice sites as part of their education.
This clinical rotation provides physician assistant students with clinical experience in a health care setting with a diverse patient population and enables them to complete their college or university degree program.
See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.
Mayo Clinic provides clinical rotation experiences for PA programs across the country. Please check with your clinical coordinator to determine if your clinical experience may be completed at Mayo Clinic.
If you are a Mayo Clinic employee seeking to qualify for an educational leave of absence, you must be enrolled at one of these affiliates:
- Augsburg College (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Des Moines University (Des Moines, Iowa)
- Midwestern University (Downers Grove, Illinois, or Glendale, Arizona)
- Rosalind Franklin University (Chicago, Illinois)
- University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska)
- University of South Dakota (Vermillion, South Dakota)
- University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (La Crosse, Wisconsin)
- University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and substantial research and education facilities.
This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.
Mayo Clinic Health System is composed of facilities in more than 70 communities across southeastern Minnesota, southwestern Wisconsin and northern Iowa.
Graduation and certification
Upon successful completion of your physician assistant program and your clinical internship, you will graduate from your college or university and receive your Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Master of Science (M.S.) degree in physician assistant studies.
Graduates are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
For the majority of the clinical rotation, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, five days a week.