Frequently Asked Questions
Please refer to the following information for frequently asked questions about the Respiratory Therapy Program.
Are students from other colleges or universities accepted to program? Yes please contact MSHS for more information.
What is the difference between the CRT & RRT Exams?
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
The Entry Level CRT Examination is designed to objectively measure essential knowledge, skills and abilities required of entry level respiratory therapists. The CRT is a written exam.
Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT)
The RPFT Examination is designed to objectively measure essential knowledge, skills and abilities required of an advanced pulmonary function technologist. The RRT is a clinical exam.
Is the Respiratory Program a Mayo School of Health Sciences Program? The Respiratory Program is through your affiliated college/university, but MSHS accepts Respiratory Care students from schools we are affiliated with to complete their clinical rotation at Mayo Clinic.