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Mayo Medical School

Region: Minnesota Country: USA

Mayo Medical School is a research institution and medical school which is a part of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. It grants degrees in medicine, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Currently, it is considered the most selective school in terms of acceptance rates. It had an acceptance rate of 2.2% in the year 2010.

The Mayo Clinic has a long history of medical education, and was a pioneer in post-graduate education for doctors. In 1972, Mayo Medical School opened its doors to 40 students for the first Mayo Medical School class chosen from 473 applicants. In its short history the school has risen to become one of the leading medical schools in the United States. Today, the class size is still very small and select by American medical school standards. In addition to allowing for high selection standards and significant individual student attention, the class size is small in part because every medical student at the school receives financial assistance from the Mayo Foundation, with all students receiving at least half tuition scholarships. A large amount of need-based aid is also available. This is in line with the Mayo philosophy that the medical school should be able to train the best and brightest from all over the world, regardless of the ability of a student to pay for their medical education.

Mayo Medical School is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, and has over 26,000 Mayo faculty, 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.

Student life
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. While most education takes place in these buildings, students enjoy educational opportunities in almost every Mayo facility, as well as being able to partake in funded rotations at the Mayo facilities in Arizona and Florida. Mayo Medical Students can also take advantage of funded international rotations and medical volunteer trips, paid for by the Clinic and taken between normal instructional rotations.

Mayo Medical School (MMS) enrolls a select class of 50 medical students each year. Our students are high-achieving women and men from all over the world who possess superior academic credentials, leadership characteristics, and a sincere dedication to service.

Each MMS entering class is comprised of 42 M.D. Program students, up to six M.D.-Ph.D. Program students, and two students who are admitted to the sixyear combined M.D.-O.M.S. Program (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery).

Programs that combine the M.D. degree with a Masters in Public Health degree or a Masters of Science in Clinical Research degree are available.

The goal of all MMS programs is to, enroll outstanding students who have demonstrated an aptitude in the sciences and a deep desire to serve others through medicine.

Mayo Clinic is an independent, degree-granting institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

Mayo Medical School Degree Programs :


  • Master Degree
  • MD Anaesthesiology
  • MD Anatomy
  • MD Biochemistry
  • MD Community Medicine
  • MD Dermatology
  • MD Emergency Medicine
  • MD General Medicine
  • MD Microbiology
  • MD Paediatrics
  • MD Pathology
  • MD Pharmacology
  • MD Physiology
  • MD Psychiatry
  • MD Radiodiagnosis
  • MD Skin & V.D
  • MD TB & Chest Diseases

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Barbara Porter, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Mayo Medical School, describes how Facebook has enabled the school to save time and money (more than $20,000 per year) in new student orientation, because the team-building exercises traditionally required are no longer necessary.

Contact Details

Address: Mayo Medical School, 200 First Street S.W., Rochester, MN 55905



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