Education Opportunities

The Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic offers graduate and postdoctoral opportunities within several areas of research.

The department faculty supervises doctoral research training undertaken within Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. General information regarding postdoctoral research opportunities is available from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Research Training. For more detailed information, see faculty and lab websites in your focus area of interest.

Prospective and current students can gain opportunities in physiology and biomedical engineering research through lectures, mentored experiences, presentations, and undergraduate and graduate programs.

The following resources provide additional information about physiology and biomedical engineering education at Mayo Clinic:

  • Biomedical Research Training Ph.D. Program. The Biomedical Engineering and Physiology Track within the Ph.D. Program at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Science is built on a foundation of world-renowned research programs and courses with real-world relevance. Collaboration with faculty and clinicians from a wide variety of disciplines provides you with the support and guidance you need to succeed.
  • Campus and Community. Campus life on three world-class campus locations and an extensive Midwest health system offer diverse patient populations, unparalleled research opportunities, and an array of things to do outside the classroom, hospital and clinic.
  • Postdoctoral Research. Postdoctoral research openings enable you to investigate today's medical mysteries, generating new knowledge and translating discoveries into therapies to advance patient care. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Research Training (OPART) also provides support and advocacy for your professional and academic needs during your time as a Mayo Clinic research student or fellow.
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D.-Ph.D). The Medical Scientist Training Program (M.D.-Ph.D.) prepares graduates to be leaders in clinical medicine and scientific research in physiology and biomedical engineering to impact the future of medicine and science.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) provides an opportunity for undergraduates interested in physiology and biomedical engineering research to work with established scientists and investigators in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Seminars. The department's faculty members regularly give presentations on physiology and biomedical engineering research topics to provide educational opportunities.