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Application Process

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The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship admits one to two trainees every year on a competitive basis at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.

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 Florida
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Candidates are selected based on scholastic performance and work experience, as well as volunteer experience, leadership qualities, and personal qualities and skills.

Admission policies

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

Application window Program start date Apply
March 4-May 30 October Online application

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission.
    • Select - Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
    • Select - NP PA Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship (FLA)
  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

  • Three letters of recommendation are required and must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. Each recommender will receive an email with a link to complete a rating form and upload a letter.
    • One professional
    • One academic
    • One personal
  • Essay (maximum of 1000 words) that includes your responses to the following questions. This essay can be uploaded in the Supplemental Items section.
    • What influences your interest in hematology/oncology?
    • How will this fellowship further develop your career goals in you hematology/oncology practice?
  • Unofficial transcripts from an NP or PA granting institution may be uploaded in the Supplemental Items section for application purposes.

Interview process

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


Acceptance notice will be sent by the end of July for the October admission. Your reply is expected within seven calendar days.