Minnesota Health Care Career Awareness Website

This site offers younger audiences (and their mentors) a chance to explore careers in medicine. Learn more.

IBM and Mayo Clinic's Exploring Interests in Technology and Engineering (EX.I.T.E.) Camp

Since 2006, Mayo Clinic and IBM have collaborated in the EX.I.T.E. camps, encouraging young women to pursue scientific interests.

The camps strive to gather diverse groups of girls who may not have the chance to explore such areas at school or home. There are 51 similar camps around the world.

At Mayo, the girls were able to meet researchers and participate in a range of projects. At the clinic's Advanced Genomics Technology Center, they isolated strands of their own DNA to keep on necklaces. The girls also visited the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, where they saw adult and baby mannequins, and experienced a simulation of a trauma patient. More EX.I.T.E. information.

Health Science Careers Program

Mayo Clinic is a supporter of the Health Science Careers Program in collaboration with Rochester Public Schools and Rochester Community and Technical College.

The center provides state-of-the-art classroom and lab space that simulates a real health care setting.

The yearlong course offered through Rochester Public Schools is designed for high school juniors and seniors, and helps students learn the industry requirements for a number of health care careers in specific areas, including clinical laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, clinical pastoral care, doctors, nurses, first responders, pharmacists, dentists, veterinary technicians and others. Students also have clinical experiences in a community health care setting. For more information, visit the Rochester Public Schools website.

To access the Health Science Careers Program from the Rochester Public Schools website, please:

  • Click "Schools" in the blue bar on the top of the page.
  • Select "Secondary Schools" from the list.
  • Click on "Health Science Careers Program.

Student & Teacher Education Enhancement Program (STEEP)

Mayo Clinic believes in supporting partnerships with community-related education, including the Rochester Public Schools and other regional school districts that provide K-12 education.

STEEP is a partnership between Century High School and Mayo Clinic that focuses on addressing the academic gap by following a comprehensive approach that involves teachers, students, Mayo physicians and staff. This four-week interactive program, currently in its pilot stage, seeks to introduce students from Century High school to Mayo Clinic resources and careers and to introduce participating teachers to new technology, research methods and resources.

Participants are introduced to various groups of professionals and have the opportunity to experience life at Mayo Clinic through tours, shadowing, formal lectures, small group discussions and case studies. For more information please email Ruth Bello.

Feb. 16, 2017