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Learning through experience: Simulation in education

Learning through experience: Simulation in education

Simulation is used across Mayo Clinic to give students authentic hands-on experiences that represent the challenges of patient care. The simulations help students learn to identify ideal clinical management decisions and see the future implications for patients.

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Graduate students celebrate journey to becoming a scientist at Mayo Clinic Student Research Symposium
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Graduate students celebrate journey to becoming a scientist at Mayo Clinic Student Research Symposium

September 28, 2022

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences brought together more than 300 students from across the organization in early September for its annual Student Research Symposium.

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Student researcher teaches biomedical community about blindness – and life
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Student researcher teaches biomedical community about blindness – and life

September 19, 2022

Charlotte Brown has been visually impaired since birth and blind since age 14. As a scientist-in-training, she faces her research goals with the same approach as all the other activities she loves to do. "I run on a full tank of stubbornness, always," she says.

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Mayo medical student advocates for greater cultural sensitivity regarding clothing in the OR
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Mayo medical student advocates for greater cultural sensitivity regarding clothing in the OR

September 14, 2022

Rewan Abdelwahab, a medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, saw a need for change to make clothing guidelines in the operating room more inclusive. She decided to do something about it.

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College students share how innovative program fueled their interest in clinical research
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College students share how innovative program fueled their interest in clinical research

September 2, 2022

A 10-week summer program at Mayo Clinic in Florida is giving Florida State University students a taste of clinical research and helping them decide if they want to pursue careers in health care.

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Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship: A summer of exploration and lifelong takeaways
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Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship: A summer of exploration and lifelong takeaways

August 23, 2022

Curious about what it's like to work in a basic science lab, Yak Nak, a first-year medical student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, signed on to be part of Mayo Clinic's Summer Research Fellowship.

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Mayo Clinic in Arizona reaches out to underrepresented in medicine students
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Mayo Clinic in Arizona reaches out to underrepresented in medicine students

August 20, 2022

The Office for Education Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OEDEI) holds over twenty pathway programs each year to strengthen diversity within education and provide first-hand experience in health care to students. Two diversity pipeline programs at Mayo Clinic in Arizona are providing high school students and undergraduate students in underrepresented communities with first-hand experience in health care careers.

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Mayo Clinic Physician Assistant program graduates first class of students
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Mayo Clinic Physician Assistant program graduates first class of students

August 4, 2022

The Physician Assistant program at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota, first began in 2020. On Friday, July 22, 2022, 22 students in the inaugural class celebrated their graduation. These graduates leave the program with a Master of Health Sciences in PA studies and a new set of skills and experiences. They will ease the physician assistant shortage at Mayo Clinic and beyond.

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Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., named Dean of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
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Brad Karon, M.D., Ph.D., named Dean of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences

July 22, 2022

Brad S. Karon, M.D., Ph.D.,  professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, has been named Dean of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS). Dr. Karon’s first day as Dean will be August 3, 2022.

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Discovery science contest winners in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
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Discovery science contest winners in Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

July 7, 2022

Across Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, discovery science thrives. To showcase this rich ecosystem of labs, clinical collaborations, technologies, and classes, the Center for Biomedical Discovery invited students, postdoctoral fellows, and research associates to share their enthusiasm for discovery science in words and images. Learn about the contest winners.

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