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Application Process


Up to four candidates are accepted on a competitive basis each year for the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Two candidates are accepted to the hematology track and two are accepted to the medical oncology track annually. The program admits one student to the hematology track and one student to the medical oncology track in the spring (March start) and in fall (August start).

Admission requirements


To be eligible to apply for the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship, you must meet the following requirements upon acceptance into the program:

  • Graduated from an accredited nurse practitioner or physician assistant program, with a minimum of a master's degree
  • Recent or upcoming graduates will need national board certification and licensure 10-12 weeks prior to the start date
  • A nurse practitioner or physician assistant license to practice in the state of Minnesota
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration. The program covers registration fees upon acceptance

Candidates are selected based on scholastic performance and work experience, as well as volunteer experience, leadership qualities, and personal qualities and skills.

Admission policies

See further Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.

Non-U.S. citizen applicants

Admission to Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences is open to U.S. workers in the four categories below. Therefore, visa sponsorship is not available.

  1. U.S. citizens
  2. U.S. nationals
  3. Lawful permanent residents
  4. Asylees and refugees

Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). Scores from the speaking portion of the exam are given particular consideration in admission decisions. Learn more about the exam and register online at the Educational Testing Service.

The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences code for the TOEFL iBT is 5784.

Educational transcripts from schools outside the U.S. must be translated (if they are not already in English) and evaluated for U.S. equivalence by an accredited credential evaluation service company prior to submission. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services for a list of qualified companies. The applicant pays for the examination and credential-evaluation services.

How to apply

Disability accommodations

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences values diversity and welcomes applicants with disabilities. If you are anticipating or experiencing disability related barriers in accessing this application, please contact Disability Compliance Advisors at

Application timeline

There are two application windows for the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship:

Admission term Application window Program begins Application
Spring term Sept. 1-Nov. 30 March Apply online
Fall term Jan. 2-March 31 August Apply online

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission. You will indicate if you would like to be considered for Hematology, Oncology, or both tracks after starting the application.
    • Select - Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    • Select - NP PA Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship (RST)
  2. Complete each section of the application and submit.
  3. After submission, view the required Supplemental Items and Documents
    • Upload each required item in the Supplemental Items section
    • Complete the Recommendation Request section

Additional required items

  • CV/resume.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required and must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. Each recommender will receive an email with a link to upload a letter. Recommendations may be from a school professor or faculty member, clinical preceptor, or mentor you work closely with.
  • Personal statement is to include the following and then be uploaded in the Supplemental Items section (maximum of 500 words for each if completing both). Please address the questions below for the program for which you would like to be considered. If you would like to be considered for both programs, please address the essay questions for both programs.
    • Hematology essay questions:
      • Briefly summarize your past work experience.
      • What influences your interests in hematology?
      • How will this fellowship further develop your career goals in hematology practice?
      • Please describe your short-term and long-term career goals after completion of the fellowship.
    • Medical Oncology essay questions:
      • What influences your interest in Medical Oncology (solid tumor cancers)?
      • Describe how your past personal, educational, and professional experiences have prepared you to be successful in this fellowship.
      • Tell us about your goals for fellowship and how the fellowship will help you accomplish future career goals.
  • Unofficial college transcripts may be uploaded in the Supplemental Items for application purposes. If accepted, official transcripts will need to be emailed or mailed directly to the program.
    • Electronic official transcripts can be emailed to:

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Individuals considered for acceptance are offered interviews.


Acceptance letters are mailed around May 15 for the fall admission and Dec. 15 for the spring admission. Your reply is expected within seven days.