The Mayo Medical School is part of the Mayo Clinic.
Its origin goes back to 1863, when Dr. William Worrall
Mayo settled in Rochester. He was joined 20 years later
by his two physician sons who set up a private integrated group practice in which they were joined by
other respected physicians. This led to the formation of
the renowned Mayo Clinic. The faculty of the Medical
School is associated with the Clinic and hospitals. The
school was founded in 1972.
4-year modern. The small class size facilitates a personalized course of instruction characterized by
extensive clinical interaction and the integration of
basic and clinical sciences throughout all segments of
the curriculum. Patient contact begins early in the first
year and increases commensurate with student
progress. The integration of basic and clinical sciences
occurs in a manner that strengthens basic science concepts, stresses the patient orientation appropriate for an
undergraduate medical school, and utilizes a variety of
active, problem-oriented, faculty-guided and selflearning techniques to aid student comprehension.
Integration of the various components of the curriculum is promoted by organization of course material into
broad functional units that span several curricular
years. The curricular units are: the cell; the organ; the
patient, physician, and society; the scientific foundations of medical practice; clinical experiences; and the
research trimester. This type of curricular organization
enables content integration of the basic and clinical sciences and between basic and clinical science.
Minority admissions: The school actively seeks minority students and welcomes their application for
admission. Other degree programs: Combined MDPhD programs are offered in several disciplines
including immunology and pathology. A combined
MD-Oral Maxillofacial Surgery program is also offered
to candidates who have completed the DDS degree.
Only the minimum premedical science courses are
required. A course in biochemistry is also required.
Forty-two students comprise each class. The initial
screening involves a review of the contents of the
AMCAS application. Those being considered further
will receive a standardized phone interview instead of a
supplementary application. Transfer and advanced
standing: Not available.
An Honors/Pass/Fail system is used. Students are
required to take Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE. Promotion will be based on evidence of behavior and
maturation, consonant with the student’s talents and
defined professional goals.
Teaching: Located in Rochester, the school makes use
of the facilities of the Mayo Clinic in its preclinical program. The Guggenheim Building houses the facilities
for education and research in most of the basic sciences;
the Plummer Building houses the library and Biomedical Communications; and the Hilton Building houses
clinical laboratories of the Department of Laboratory
Medicine, Microbiology, and Endocrine Research.
Clinical teaching takes place at 2 hospitals: Rochester
Methodist Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital, which provide 2000 beds and several clinical research facilities.
Other: Facilities for research are located in the Medical
Sciences Building, Guggenheim Building, and
Rochester Methodist and St. Mary’s Hospitals. Library:
Information not available. Housing: Students are
responsible for finding their own housing in the area.
Student Enrollment Demographics