To be eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program in clinical and translational science, you must:
- Be employed at Mayo Clinic.
- Your appointment, which is documented at the time of your application, must be of sufficient length to allow you to complete all requirements of the program.
- If you have a confirmed appointment but are not yet working at Mayo Clinic, you may apply as long as you include documentation of your appointment with your application.
- Visiting research fellows are eligible.
- Visiting clinicians and research trainees are not eligible.
- Candidates for the Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program must complete a minimum period of one year in residence after admission to their degree program.
- Have or be pursuing a doctoral degree in a discipline applicable to clinical research.
- These degrees include M.D.; Ph.D.; MBBS; M.B., Ch.B.; Dr. P.H.; D.O.; D.D.S.; D.M.D.; O.D.; D.C.; Pharm.D.; and Psy.D., though others may be considered.
- In addition to clinicians, also encouraged to apply are biostatisticians, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists and nurses with doctoral degrees. Doctoral candidates may also be considered.
- Preference is given to applicants with a doctoral GPA of greater than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Up to 50 percent of Mayo Graduate School credits can be taken prior to program admission. If more than 50 percent of the credits have been taken, they may not count toward program completion.
- Identify a mentor.
- This must be an investigator at Mayo Clinic with extensive clinical or translational research experience. Your mentor must have, or meet the criteria for, master or full level faculty privileges including an academic rank of associate professor or higher; must have demonstrated NIH or R01 funding; and must have successful previous experience mentoring scholars.
- Be pursuing a clinical and translational research project that will lead to improvements in human health. This includes:
- Epidemiological and natural history studies
- Translational research
- Patient-oriented research
- Clinical trials
- Outcomes research