Education and Training
Education is part of the Mayo Clinic culture, which embodies a passion for lifelong learning as part of clinical practice.
The Center for Regenerative Medicine educates members of the health care team and patients about regenerative medicine and its implications in practice.
Lectures, mentored experiences, presentations, undergraduate programs and courses containing components of regenerative medicine and surgery are available via:
- Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Cardiac Theranostics (IMPACT). The IMPACT program is an undergraduate collaboration in partnership with the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). IMPACT encourages creative solutions to critical HLHS questions by developing multidisciplinary research collaborations between Mayo scientists and undergraduate students.
- Residencies and fellowships. Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education has more than 1,500 trainees and offers nearly 300 programs in virtually every medical specialty. When appropriate, these programs include a regenerative medicine rotation or component tailored to the specialty.
- Clinician-Investigator Training Program. The Clinician-Investigator Training Program provides two years of mentored research training for individuals in a Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education clinical residency or fellowship. Several positions are available in the program each year.
Graduate courses. Mayo Graduate School provides advanced scientific training in biomedical research. The Center for Regenerative Medicine collaborates with Mayo Graduate School and the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science to offer a regenerative medicine course.
The 12-lecture course, MPET 6820: "Regenerative Medicine: Principles to Practice," encompasses the discovery-translation-application continuum, enabling students to become proficient in key concepts underlying stem cell platforms and giving them insight into new therapeutic and diagnostic opportunities in regenerative medicine and surgery.
- Medical school courses. By integrating regenerative medicine into its curriculum, Mayo Medical School educates and prepares medical students to be physician leaders in regenerative medicine who are able to blend the art and science of the field into their chosen area of practice.
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for undergraduates interested in a research career to work with established investigators conducting original biomedical research.
- Grand Rounds. The center's faculty members regularly give Grand Rounds presentations on regenerative medicine topics that provide exceptional education value. These presentations are available for medical professionals, students, patients and others to view in the Medical Professionals Video Center.
- Publications. The center team lectures and publishes extensively on the topic of regenerative medicine. This method of education is an effective venue for center experts to share their knowledge with health care providers around the world. Other Mayo Clinic publications for medical professionals offer insights on the applications of regenerative medicine in different practice areas.
- Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Mayo Clinic Proceedings is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier and sponsored by Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The journal is featuring "Regenerative Medicine Symposium," a series that will showcase advances in regenerative medicine and surgery throughout 2014.
For more information about the education and training programs in the Center for Regenerative Medicine, contact us