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Choosing Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has a distinguished history of preparing students for careers as competitive, independent research investigators.

The distinctive character of Mayo Clinic stems from unique training experiences embedded within a premier academic medical center. As a student here, you’ll have access to clinical data from more than 6 million patient histories and the opportunity to work on a wide range of research projects in state-of-the-art research facilities.

Other key factors that distinguish Mayo Clinic include:

  • Nationwide campus locations. You have the opportunity to train and study at any of our three diverse campuses in Rochester, Minnesota; Jacksonville, Florida; and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • A collaborative environment. While each Mayo Clinic investigator has a competitively funded independent laboratory, active collaborations with other research groups within the institution and other research centers are common.
  • Outstanding core laboratories and facilities. Mayo Clinic has about 50 research centers and programs, more than 20 core resources, and more than 400,000 square feet of research laboratory space.
  • Centralized research resource coordination. Research resources are coordinated through centralized research administration, so science can proceed quickly and efficiently. Individual labs and investigators need not spend precious research time with administrative activities.
  • Scientific publication services. The Section of Scientific Publications, which serves as the in-house editorial office for Mayo Clinic scientific publications, can advise and assist faculty and students at all stages of writing and publishing.

Read more about Mayo Clinic research and the broad range of scientific activities taking place each day.


The overriding mission of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is to train future leaders in biomedical research and education.

To pursue this goal, the school:

  • Enrolls outstanding students
  • Utilizes the unique education, research, and clinical practice resources of Mayo Clinic to foster the individual academic strengths of each student
  • Engages students in interactive learning and research experiences that enhance their critical thinking, problem-solving, and biomedical knowledge

A fundamental goal of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is to promote an academic environment that supports trainee and faculty development and facilitates biomedical innovation.