Mayo Clinic Military Medicine educates military service members with world-class faculty and cutting-edge modeling and simulation tools. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is the main education location, but trainings also are conducted at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Florida and Minnesota.

Continuing medical education

The Mayo Clinic Military Medicine Program offers continuing medical education courses for contracted government entities and the special operations community. These courses are designed for forces involved in various types of missions ranging from combat and counterterrorism operations to hostage rescue and humanitarian aid. The educational offerings support operations conducted by specially trained, equipped and organized units against strategic or tactical targets in pursuit of national military, political, economic or psychological objectives.

Current offerings enroll trainees by invitation only.

Community outreach

Mayo Clinic Military Medicine partners with local communities and law enforcement agencies to offer training events for first responders, law enforcement officers and the public.

K-9 trauma training

The Mayo Clinic Military Medicine Program works with law enforcement agencies to provide training in canine law enforcement tactics and care.

In Arizona, Military Medicine works with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) to provide canine tactical emergency casualty care training. MCSO hosts an annual K-9 high-risk deployment seminar for Arizona law enforcement K-9 associations. Every year, Military Medicine and Mayo Clinic partner with MCSO to develop K-9 trauma scenarios incorporating canine medical training into advanced-level scenarios. The trainings use Mayo Clinic's high-fidelity K-9 simulator, "Diesel," which reproduces potential real-life reactions of injured dogs. More than 30 teams from law enforcement departments in the Phoenix area have participated in this training.

In Florida and Minnesota, the Military Medicine Program partners with local law enforcement to train handlers in the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office and the Saint Paul Police Department. This free training is led by Military Medicine education fellows. The handlers learn lifesaving emergency care for their dogs. Military Medicine enhances this training with our "Diesel" K-9 simulator.

Fellowship programs

Helmsley Charitable Trust Military Sciences Medical Education Fellowships — Arizona

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust awards grants to health-related institutions creating stronger, healthier futures for individuals and communities. Since 2019, Mayo Clinic in Arizona has been awarded annual grants supporting Mayo Clinic's Special Operations Military Medicine Program, which aims to improve clinical care for United States military members.

Qualifications for these fellowships:

  • Military experience in the Special Operations community.
  • Medical experience within the military, specifically in trauma, critical care and prolonged field care.
  • Career focus on advancing miliary medical education, training and development, research, and patient safety.
  • Retired or no longer active duty in the military.
  • Proficient with the use of computers and MS Office programs.
  • Must relocate to Arizona.

Mayo Clinic Military Medicine offers two annual fellowship programs supported by the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Mayo Clinic Military Medicine Education Fellowship

This one-year fellowship in military medicine education provides participants with the skills necessary to conceive, design, develop, implement, manage and assess medical education programs. The fellowship includes experiential, didactic and formalized graduate education. The goal of this fellowship is to prepare the fellow to become an educator in military medicine and gain experience in the planning and execution of an educational course. Education Fellowship focus areas include:

  • Design, develop, implement, manage and assess medical education programs.
  • Design, develop and conduct simulation learning sessions, hands-on labs and didactic lectures.
  • Serve as faculty to train and educate military providers through hands-on instruction.
  • Participate in research and development to advance military medicine practices in austere environments.

Mayo Clinic Military Medicine Operations Fellowship

This one-year fellowship is a continuation of the Education Fellowship, providing advanced mentoring, leadership training and additional education. Operations Fellowship focus areas include:

  • Educational program management.
  • Faculty education and development.
  • External engagement and relationship cultivation.
  • Collaboration with external institutions, regional or local entities to develop new educational courses, products or material related to military medicine.
  • Mentor incoming Military Medicine Education fellow.
  • Assist with supply chain management.
  • Assist with research and grant-funded projects related to Mayo Clinic Military Medicine.