Ruth Baires Raihle

Education has always had a special place in my heart; and although I have worked in the educational environment for years, it was not until I came to Mayo Clinic that I experienced a total commitment to education. Students are provided the tools to realize their medical career dreams. Mayo's varied programs and commitment to training the next generation of heath care providers and scientists are something we focus on every day.

In my current role, I've had the opportunity to work with some of the programs that bring students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds with exceptional academic talent to Mayo Clinic. I have found it to be a gratifying opportunity to be able to influence the lives of students while enriching the Mayo culture. Our students bring such diverse and rich perspectives that mirror the global and diverse community of our patients.

Helping students realize their professional potential by helping them connect with mentors and other professionals, while at the same time continuing to support diversity initiatives on campus, is truly an exceptional experience.

Nov. 11, 2010