Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Course

Offered by Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Regenerative Medicine and Surgery (REGS 5200) course follows a discovery-translation-application curriculum and encourages students to integrate new knowledge into clinical practice.

The Regenerative Medicine and Surgery curriculum is designed to expose medical and graduate students to the principles and practice of regenerative medicine and surgery from a clinical perspective and provide students with a hands-on experience of regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic. The course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Interactive lectures
  • Laboratory demonstrations
  • Clinical highlights
  • Patient interactions


Content covered throughout the course includes clinical applications of regenerative medicine in:

  • Cardiovascular medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, nose and throat and maxillofacial surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Musculoskeletal care
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Transplantation

Students are also introduced to regenerative medicine ethics, entrepreneurship, federal regulations and current research areas.


Regenerative Medicine and Surgery (REGS 5200) is a required course for all Mayo Clinic doctoral students in the Regenerative Sciences Ph.D. Program and an optional selective for first-year or second-year Mayo Clinic medical students. Other doctoral students also may choose to take the course for credit.

There are no prerequisites. However, enrollment at each campus is limited to five doctoral students a term. Enrollment of nondegree and master's degree students is only by permission of the course directors.

Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Course Highlights