Program description

Students enrolled in the Florida State College and Fortis College surgical technology programs complete surgical rotations in general surgery and outpatient surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, during the final phase of their education.

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences coordinates the Surgical Technology Internship for students from the affiliated schools listed above. The length of the internship is flexible and depends on the home institution's requirements.


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Affiliated institutions

To complete the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Surgical Technology Internship, you must be enrolled in either the Florida State College or Fortis College surgical technology program.

For more information or to enroll in a program, contact:

  1. Florida State College
    1. Surgical Technology Workforce Certificate Program
    2. 501 W. State St.
    3. Jacksonville, FL 32202
    4. Phone: 904-766-6585 or 904-646-2300
    5. Email: jbuford@fscj.edu or info@fscj.edu
  2. Fortis College
    1. 700 Blanding Blvd. Suite 16
    2. Orange Park, FL 32065
    3. Contact: Darsha Gorman
    4. Email: dgorman@fortiscollege.edu


Thousands of surgeries are performed each year at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, ranging from routine to emergent and highly complex. Surgical procedures include orthopedic, neurological, general surgery, urologic, and plastic and reconstructive, in addition to organ transplants. The vast number and type of surgeries, in combination with our highly educated faculty, make Mayo Clinic an ideal educational setting for you to receive your surgical technology training.

Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a comprehensive medical facility providing advanced programs in education and research that support the highest quality patient care. Campus activity is conducted in Mayo Clinic Hospital and the interconnected Davis, Mayo and Cannaday buildings.

The ambulatory facilities provide clinical services ranging from primary to specialty care and advanced procedures. Mayo Clinic Hospital provides comprehensive inpatient services, including surgical and medical intensive care units, specialized solid-organ transplant units, and advanced cardiac and neurosurgery facilities.


For the majority of the internship, your learning schedule includes eight-hour days, five days a week.

Class size

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences can admit approximately two students at a time for the Surgical Technology Internship. Rotations are typically four weeks in length but, if space is available, can extend to eight weeks to meet the home institution's requirements.

Aug. 26, 2017