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Meet The Students

Students enter the M.D.-Ph.D. Program with many different backgrounds, interests, and plans for the future. Each year as we look through applications, we select candidates that together will make a great class. We thrive on diversity and rely on differences to make us the best we can be.

As a student, you can expect a tight-knit group of fellow students that are involved on campus and throughout the community. Regardless of your educational goals and where they take you, you'll have the support needed for success.

Student perspectives

Sahej Bains

Sahej Bains

M.D.-Ph.D. student

"The tight-knit environment of the M.D-Ph.D. Program at Mayo Clinic is highly conducive to student success. As an M.D.-Ph.D. student, I have the privilege of being mentored by faculty members who are very accomplished and leaders in their respective fields. Additionally, the faculty-to-student ratio in this program is extremely high which translates to limitless opportunities for mentorship."

Matt Schuelke

Matt Schuelke

M.D.-Ph.D. student

"My favorite thing about the program is the integration across classes. Because there are so few students per class, we are on a first-name basis with almost every student in the program. This provides emotional support during difficult transitions (such as medical school classmates matching and leaving), recommendations on labs and clerkship schedules (I rotated in the lab I joined purely because of a strong recommendation from a fellow student!), and creates a true community."

Josiane Joseph

Josiane Joseph

M.D.-Ph.D. student

"I was impressed by the fact that all leaders of the programs I am associated with are clearly invested in me and my success. I came to Mayo Clinic because I could see myself maturing as a future physician and scientist through the benefits of quality training in an environment that exudes respect for all aspects of humanity. I have not been disappointed with my decision."

Meet the current students

Meet the current students

Each of our students has a unique background and plan for their future. Learn more about the students that make up the M.D.-Ph.D. Program.

Current student profiles

The student experience

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