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Admissions

Prerequisites
To be eligible to apply for the Otolaryngology Physician Assistant Fellowship, applicants must have:

  • Graduated from an accredited physician assistant program.
  • Board eligible or currently certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Licensed in the State of Arizona.
  • Current DEA license
  • Current BLS certification

Please note that anyone wishing to apply for the Fellowship, but at that point has not yet graduated from a Physician Assistant program and met all of the above prerequisites needs only to be eligible for the above mentioned items and understands that to successfully be appointed to the Fellowship, they must meet each prerequisite before the start of the Fellowship.

Policies and Student Responsibilities
Modern 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 MSHS programs is to graduate the best possible healthcare practitioners. Further, MSHS must also ensure that patients are not placed in jeopardy by students with impaired intellectual, physical or emotional functions. Therefore, admission to educational programs in the school 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:

  • Critical thinking
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional stability and maturity
  • Empathy
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings

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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or equivalent examination.

Applicants will be judged not only on their scholastic accomplishments, but also on their 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 MSHS program will establish minimum standards which are deemed essential for safety in practicing that respective profession. Applicants seeking accommodations should initiate their request with the specific Program Director.

In addition to these general qualities, admissions committees for each program may require additional specific admission standards. Documentation of these program-specific standards is available from each individual Program Director.

Additional Admission Requirements
Applicants offered admission to MSHS programs must also comply with the following prevailing institutional policies and procedures:

  • Immunizations
  • Occupational Health Review and/or Physical Exam
  • Background Study
  • Drug Screen
  • Health Insurance Verification
  • HIPAA and other patient confidentiality training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic.

Specific questions about these requirements may be directed to the school.

Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer or terminating admission.

International Applicants
U.S. citizenship or Permanent Immigrant Status is required for admission.

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, disability or veteran's status.

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