Program director welcome
There has never been a better time to become a PA. We’re glad you’re exploring our program to see if this may be the ideal fit in your journey towards becoming a PA.
You will excel within this program if you learn best in small groups that engage in active learning rather than extended periods of lectures. Successful students are also people-oriented, independent thinkers who engage surrounding peers, teachers, and mentors to advance their learning.
You will fit well in this program if you enjoy learning in an environment that emphasizes “the needs of the patient come first." It’s an adage from the Mayo brothers and now, more than 150 years later, it serves to guide us just as well. Our PA students learn in an environment that expertly integrates the primary care needs of every patient in the broad range of specialized care for which Mayo Clinic is recognized.
I personally have a passion for supporting PA students to excel in leadership. Our program intentionally teaches PA students techniques of leadership that influence patients to pursue optimal health. Mastering leadership skills are vital to PAs serving effectively in Mayo Clinic’s team-based care.
We encourage you to find a PA program that will maximize your personal learning experience and development. If Mayo Clinic meets your expectations, we look forward to visiting with you.
Michael Huckabee, MPAS, PA-C, Ph.D.
PA Program Director
Our faculty, instructors, and preceptors are committed to providing an individualized approach to your success. They are experts in their respective fields and as teaching faculty, provide unique opportunities for your learning success. Having these mentoring relationships across the PA curriculum develops not only a higher level of learning retention, but emphasizes the development of your critical thinking skills.