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Mayo Medical School

Mayo Medical School is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minn., a vibrant friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 26,000 Mayo Clinic staff and students.

The MMS campus activity is centered around the Mitchell Student Center next to the Mayo and Gonda buildings. These interconnected buildings, together with Rochester Methodist Hospital, comprise the core of Mayo's clinical practice facilities in downtown Rochester.

The Great Hall within Mitchell Student Center affords a comfortable, quiet study environment. Mayo students attend classes and conduct laboratory exercises in the adjacent Guggenheim Building for Research and Education, the new Stabile Building and the Siebens Medical Education Building. Within the Stabile Building is the new, state-of-the-art anatomy laboratory.

Saint Marys Hospital and Rochester Methodist Hospital are integral to the Mayo campus, providing essential inpatient learning experiences for medical students.

Mayo Medical School (MMS) - part of Mayo Clinic - enrolls a select class of 42 medical students each year. Our students are high-achieving women and men from throughout the United States who possess superior academic credentials, leadership characteristics and a sincere dedication to service.

Each MMS entering class is comprised of 34 M.D. Program students; up to six M.D.-Ph.D. Program students; and two students who are admitted to the six-year combined M.D.-O.M.S. Program (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery). Programs that combine the M.D. degree with a Master's in Public Health or a Master's of Science in Clinical Research also are available.

Mayo Medical School provides a perfect environment for educating physicians of the next generation. Dr. Will and Charlie Mayo founded Mayo Clinic together with their father, with the fundamental vision that the "needs of the patient come first." This simple phrase underlies our entire philosophy of patient care, medical education and research.

Mayo's innovative comprehensive curriculum provides extensive early patient interaction and creative integration of the sciences into all training segments. You'll have a greater opportunity to develop your patient care skills prior to residency and a stronger scientific foundation upon which to expand your evidence-based diagnostic skills.

A relatively small class size with a high faculty-to-student ratio results in a highly personalized education and lifelong professional and personal relationships.
Mayo provides exposure to cutting-edge medical practice and a broad diversity of patients and diseases, providing state-of-the-art clinical knowledge and exposure to the full spectrum of pathology.

Mayo Medical School will use the patient-centered focus and strengths of Mayo Clinic to educate aspiring physicians to serve society by assuming leadership roles in medical practice, education, and research.

Goals :
- To enroll an outstanding and diverse student body who have a strong foundation in the sciences and a demonstrated commitment to service and continuous learning.

- To attract an outstanding and diverse faculty who understand and utilize the best principles of education, to foster their professional development and to recognize and reward superior scholarship in education.

- To provide a learner-centered curriculum that integrates strong basic sciences, ethical principles, professional standards and outstanding clinical training.

- To provide an intellectually stimulating environment where the small class size and large faculty of physicians, investigators and educators unite to promote the scientific and humanitarian practice of medicine.

Mayo Medical School faculty members serve on the consulting staff of Mayo Clinic. More than 2,000 physicians and scientists are accessible to medical students during their training at Mayo. Education is an integral component of the Mayo Model of Care and faculty members are passionate about teaching.

Mayo Clinic supports five schools, whose programs range from allied health sciences education, through undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate medical and scientific education, to continuing medical education. More than 2,000 medical, research and health sciences students, residents and fellows annually participate in Mayo Clinic education programs.

The Mayo Medical School M.D. Program offers you a powerful, life-enriching educational experience. It is designed to provide the knowledge and skills upon which to build a successful, rewarding practice. Hallmarks of the Mayo M.D. Program include:

* A small class size of 42 students allows for personal attention from our faculty of more than 2,000 physicians and scientists.
* Our strong curriculum uniquely integrates clinical and basic science disciplines and investigates the complex societal, economic, legal and ethical issues affecting health care.
* Elective clerkships provide access to Mayo's vast patient-care, education and biomedical research resources.
* Mayo graduates are among the most highly rated in the nation, with exceptional residency acceptance rates.

Mayo Clinic values and promotes diversity as a strategic advantage. Mayo defines diversity as all the characteristics which distinguish individuals or groups from one another. It includes distinctions based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran's status, disability, or status with regard to public assistance.

Mayo Clinic's goal is to create a caring service environment where individual differences are valued, allowing all staff and students to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. MMS students come from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds. Each student enriches the school with her or his varied life stories and experiences.

Mayo Clinic strives to serve patients, families and one another - with respect, concern, courtesy and responsiveness. A climate that nurtures and supports the fullest contributions of everyone is essential to Mayo Clinic's success in patient care, education and research. Creating and sustaining this climate are the responsibilities of all who provide service and learn at Mayo Clinic.

School name:Mayo Medical School
Address:200 First St. SW
Zip & city:MN 55905 Minnesota

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Mayo Medical School Courses

Your first academic year is 44 weeks. You'll begin patient contact early in Year 1. The primary academic focus of the initial five months is on the basic sciences:
Basic Sciences

* Molecular Biology & Genetics
* Pathology & Cell Biology
* Immunology
* Microscopic Developmental Anatomy
* Gross Anatomy

The organ systems' approach is utilized, integrating the concepts of physiology, anatomy and pathology to teach the following systems:

* Allergy
* Cardiovascular
* Cutaneous
* Endocrine
* Digestive
* Hematopoetic
* Musculoskeletal
* Neuro-sciences
* Renal
* Respiratory

The Year 1 course "Introduction to the Patient" teaches you basic principles of interviewing, history-taking and physical examination. You'll also become certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support and participate in growth and development courses.


The 42-week second academic year is a blend of clinical and didactic experiences, giving you:

* Opportunities to use clinical problems to study pathophysiology and to revisit the sciences basic to medicine
* Introduction to broad areas of clinical medicine
* The tools and background necessary to enter Year 3 clerkships

The second year begins with a course in sexual medicine and includes didactic blocks of several courses.
Didactic Courses

* Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
* Psychopathology
* Bioethics
* Pathiophysiology
* Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Sessions later in the second year introduce you to a variety of clinical experiences. Through them you'll develop a clinical database and acquire skills of observation and physical diagnosis. You'll evaluate patients under the guidance of a preceptor in several clinical experiences.

Clinical Experiences

* Internal Medicine
* Pediatrics
* Surgery
* Musculoskeletal Medicine & Rehabilitation
* Dermatology
* Radiology
* Clinical Skills Acquisition

Three weeks are devoted to preparation for clinical clerkships. Topics covered include:

* Radiology
* Survival Skills Workshop
* Breaking Bad News


Year 3 integrates the core clinical clerkships (33 weeks), didactic courses (3 weeks) and a research experience (13 weeks).

A three-week elective has been added to Year 3. The primary purpose of this elective is career exploration. You'll have an opportunity to select from a wide range of specialties for your elective rotation, including genetics, urology, anesthesia, chaplaincy and radiation oncology.
Core Clerkships

* Internal Medicine
* Obstetrics & Gynecology
* Surgery
* Neurology
* Pediatrics
* Family Medicine
* Psychiatry


Late in the third year you and your advisors will plan strategies to guide construction of your fourth year schedule. You'll be encouraged to develop a program that reflects your career goals, individual strengths and broad educational needs.

There are 42 weeks in the fourth academic year. The curriculum is comprised of elective clerkship rotations, didactic block and the Internal Medicine sub-internship. Time is allotted for vacations and visits to residency training programs.

Elective Rotations & Courses

Surgery Rotation
* General Surgery
* Orthopedics
* Trauma
* Neurosurgery
* Surgery Subspecialties
* Ophthalmology
* Urology
* Gynecologic Surgery
* Anesthesiology

Pediatric Rotations
* General Community Pediatrics
* Hospital Pediatrics
* Pediatric Subspecialties
* Medical Genetics
* Neonatology

Emergency Medicine

Internal Medicine Rotations
* General Internal Medicine
* Internal Medicine Subspecialties
* Critical Care Medicine

Didactic Courses
* Public Health & Preventive Medicine
* Clinical Pharmacology
* Bioethics
* Palliative Medicine
* Medical Jurisprudence
* Medical Economics

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