The Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship allows you to study and work on Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida. The internship provides the high-quality clinical experiences you need to become a competent therapist.

Internships vary between eight and 12 weeks, depending on the academic program's requirements.

Mayo Clinic offers physical or occupational therapy internship experience in:

  • Inpatient acute care
  • Outpatient care

You gain experience in treating patients with special therapy needs, which may include:

  • Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Rehabilitation of neurological conditions
  • Sports medicine and rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Transplant rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy
  • Oncology rehabilitation
  • Pain rehabilitation

Didactic training

Over the course of the Physical or Occupational Therapy Internship you participate in lectures, workshops, in-service training, case studies, journal club, Grand Rounds and informal discussions.

Grading or evaluation

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:

  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Mayo's system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance. This allows faculty and administrative staff to direct students who are experiencing academic difficulty to the appropriate support resources, including tutoring programs and counseling opportunities.

Students are also graded based on criteria established through their affiliated college or university.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

Aug. 12, 2016