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Application Process

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Positions

Two candidates are accepted on a competitive basis each year for the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Neurology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's Phoenix campus in Arizona.

Admission requirements

Prerequisites

To apply for the NPPA Neurology Fellowship, you must have:

  • Eligibility to live and work in the U.S.
  • Graduated from an accredited nurse practitioner or physician assistant program
  • National Board Certification
  • Arizona State License
  • Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Current ACLS Certification

If you have not yet graduated from your nurse practitioner or physician assistant program and have not met all of the prerequisites, you may still apply for the fellowship. In order to be successfully appointed to the fellowship, you must have graduated and met all of the prerequisites before the start of the program. 

Note that any interested nurse practitioner certified as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, acute nurse practitioner, or family nurse practitioner is encouraged to apply.

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.

For more information, see Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.

How to apply

Application window Program start date Apply
Nov. 1 - April 30 September 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 Neurology NPPA Fellowship
  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.
  • Three letters of recommendation 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.
  • Personal statement.
  • Official transcripts from your physician assistant or nurse practitioner program will be accepted electronically via a secured site: Use the subject line "Attention Judy Cimochowski," and send to mcamshs@mayo.edu (this is the preferred method). Official transcripts can also be mailed directly from the institution to:

Judy Cimochowski
Education Coordinator
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
13400 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each application. Selection is based on grades, work background, volunteer experiences, personal statement, and leadership qualities. Individuals considered for acceptance are invited for an in-person or virtual interview, depending on the situation.

Acceptance

The candidates selected for the fellowship will be contacted by phone. Acceptance letters are mailed in May or June. Your reply is expected within 10 days.