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Pathway programs bridge the gap for underrepresented students in health care

Pathway programs bridge the gap for underrepresented students in health care

Mayo Clinic is making it possible for people from underrepresented communities to pursue careers in medicine, research and science, technology, engineering, and math, often referred to as STEM, through a number of programs. The Office for Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has designed 24 pathway programs for students from diverse backgrounds to explore and prepare for clinical and nonclinical health care careers.

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Spotlight on research: Pushing the limits of gene therapy
Featured, Patient Care, Research

Spotlight on research: Pushing the limits of gene therapy

January 7, 2022

Dr. Ackerman is among researchers at Mayo Clinic who are pushing the limits of what is possible with gene therapy. They are looking beyond simply saving lives to improving the quality of life for people dealing with heart disease, liver disease, and arthritis. If they are successful, gene therapy could have an even greater impact on human health than previously imagined. But first, researchers must prove gene therapy's worth in laboratory experiments, animal testing, and human trials.

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From pediatric patient to promising researcher: Ph.D. student in regenerative sciences
Featured, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Research

From pediatric patient to promising researcher: Ph.D. student in regenerative sciences

January 3, 2022

When Delaney Liskey was 11, a mysterious temporary loss of eyesight triggered what would become a vision for patient-driven research that integrates personal experience and scientific inquiry. Thirteen years later, Liskey is part of the inaugural class of the Regenerative Sciences Ph.D. track in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Fully immersed in the Simulation Center: Mass casualty exercise at Mayo Clinic in Florida
Featured, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Patient Care

Fully immersed in the Simulation Center: Mass casualty exercise at Mayo Clinic in Florida

December 6, 2021

The J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida recently hosted an aerospace mass casualty simulation event as part of the inaugural "Aerospace Medicine" elective course. Students were trained in mass casualty triage.

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Trainee known as The EKG Guy reinvents EKG training materials for medical students
Featured, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Trainee known as The EKG Guy reinvents EKG training materials for medical students

November 22, 2021

During medical school, Anthony Kashou, M.D., developed EKG training materials for his fellow students. He continued that work, creating an online community with one million followers and a curriculum that has earned accreditation.

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Alumni stories: M.D. graduate appointed to 2021-2022 class of White House Fellows
Alumni, Featured, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Alumni stories: M.D. graduate appointed to 2021-2022 class of White House Fellows

November 10, 2021

On October 18, 2021, the President’s Commission on White House Fellows announced the appointment of the 2021-2022 class of White House Fellows, the most diverse class in the history of the program. The prestigious White House Fellowship program embeds professionals from diverse backgrounds for a year of working as a full-time, paid fellow for White House staff, Cabinet Secretaries, and other senior government officials.

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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine student shares story; aspires to make medical education more accessible
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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine student shares story; aspires to make medical education more accessible

October 27, 2021

Growing up in the Dominican Republic, third year medical student Johanny Lopez Dominguez remembers her grandfather's health struggle. He lived in a remote part of the country, and it was challenging to get the care he needed for his diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A spot of hope was a physician who periodically traveled several miles to care for her grandfather. That's how she became inspired to become a physician.

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Neurologic surgery resident shares his challenges pursing medicine as a dreamer
Featured, Research, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Neurologic surgery resident shares his challenges pursing medicine as a dreamer

October 20, 2021

Seung Lee, M.D., was in high school when he learned that he was an undocumented citizen. When it seemed like he wouldn't be able to realize his dream of becoming a neurosurgeon because of his undocumented status, the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program opened a door for him. Today, Dr. Lee is a resident in Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Florida, and a recipient of the American Epilepsy Society's 2021 Young Investigator Award.

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Celebrate Mayo Clinic students and employees for National Hispanic Heritage Month
Events, Faculty, Featured

Celebrate Mayo Clinic students and employees for National Hispanic Heritage Month

October 15, 2021

Mayo Clinic Office for Education Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is excited to kick off this year’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the rich history, culture, and achievements of Hispanic and Latinx communities in our nation. Now through October 15, OEDEI will feature Latinx/Hispanic Mayo Clinic faculty and students, and will share educational material about the history and significance of Hispanic Heritage Month throughout their social media.

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Two Mayo Clinic faculty hold top editorial roles for newcomer journal, Anatomy Sciences Education
Faculty, Featured, Research

Two Mayo Clinic faculty hold top editorial roles for newcomer journal, Anatomy Sciences Education

October 6, 2021

Anatomical Sciences Education is a relative newcomer in the field of medical education journals, but it's gaining influence as a must-read for anatomy faculty and students. With two Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science faculty members in top editorial roles, the journal is rooted in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Department of Clinical Anatomy.

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Mayo Clinic graduate students tackle research on obesity and fatty liver disease
Featured, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Research

Mayo Clinic graduate students tackle research on obesity and fatty liver disease

September 16, 2021

Destiny Schultz earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. Scott Johnson earned his in biology and chemistry at Concordia University in Nebraska. Now, as students in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences both are benefiting from a training grant that directly links research to patient care.

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Recent Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences alumni led to public service
Alumni, Featured, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Recent Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences alumni led to public service

September 7, 2021

As students prepare to graduate from Mayo Clinic School of Biomedical Sciences on Saturday, Sept., 11, 2021, we share the experiences of recent graduates as they reflect on the impact that medical research has on society and how their training led them to public service.

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Seen and heard across campus

     
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This series showcases students in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, their research, and the labs where they work.

Meet my research: Joana Efua Aggrey Fynn

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine building
The medical school ranked No. 11 in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine again ranks among top medical schools

Video recap: Match Day in Rochester, Minnesota

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Video recap: Match Day in Rochester, Minnesota

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