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Admissions

Prerequisites
To apply to the Radiography Internship at Mayo Clinic's School of Health Sciences (MSHS) in Scottsdale, please see the medical radiography program prerequisites required by GateWay Community College in Phoenix. Request Mayo Clinic as your clinical site by checking the appropriate box on the application form. (Admission is subject to availability and placement policies.)

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Policies and Responsibilities
The following Mayo School of Health Sciences' policies affect applications and admissions to their programs:

Health status
Before beginning a clinical internship at any Mayo Clinic facility, you must provide MSHS with a current health status report which shall include:

1. Proof of immunity or immunizations for varicella, rubella or rubeola.

2. Proof of current diphtheria/tetanus immunization.

3. Documentation of TB screen.

4. Documentation of Hepatitis B antibody screen or signed declamation statement.

5. Date of last complete physical exam.

Student responsibilities
Mayo School of Health Sciences students are expected to attend all scheduled classes, examinations and assigned clinical rotations unless they are given an approved absence. 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 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.

In addition to the general standards described above, Radiographers must be able to:

  • Lift more than 50 pounds routinely.
  • Work with their arms above their head routinely.
  • Push and pull, bend and stoop, and kneel or squat routinely.
  • Work standing 80 percent of the time.
  • Work compassionately with patients.
  • Help patients on and off the X-ray equipment from wheelchairs or carts.
  • Effectively write and speak to patients and staff.
  • Hear and see clearly.
  • Accurately align the patient, X-ray equipment and film.
  • Work effectively in a team setting.
  • Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in X-ray examinations in the proper sequence.
  • Work nights, weekends and holidays.

Radiographers are exposed to low levels of ionizing radiation (X-rays) and are expected to examine patients who may have communicable diseases. Chemicals used to process X-ray film may cause skin rashes in sensitive individuals.

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