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Application Process

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Two cohorts are offered each year in the Registered Nurse Cancer Care Fellowship — one in March and one in September. Up to 10 learners will be accepted in each cohort. This fellowship is open to Mayo Clinic employees and external candidates.

Admission requirements


Licensed Registered Nurse with a minimum of one-year of medical-surgical experience is required. 

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.

More information

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

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

The September 2023 fellowship cohort is open to both Mayo Clinic employees and external candidates. Your application and all supporting documentation must be received between June 26 - Aug. 18, 2023.

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June 26 - Aug. 18, 2023 Sept. 27, 2023 The fellowship requires two application submissions. Please refer to the following application instructions. 

Application instructions

All applicants are required to submit two applications to be considered for this fellowship — one through the Mayo Clinic Careers application portal and one through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences application portal. Please refer to the following specific instructions.

Mayo Clinic Careers application

Please visit the Mayo Clinic Careers website and complete the application using the following job posting number:

  • 307323

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences application

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 - RN Cancer Care Fellowship (Arizona)
  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
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation is required and must be completed in the Recommendation Request section. The recommender will receive an email with a link to complete a rating form.
    • Professional: Choose a person familiar with your professional qualifications and your potential for success in this field. References may include individuals who are/were an authority figure in your current or previous schooling or place of employment, such as a supervisor or teacher.

Interview process

The selection committee carefully reviews each complete application and schedules interviews with qualified candidates. Each applicant will be given the opportunity to rank their preferences for working location post fellowship in the interview with consideration in final placement based on preference and unit specific needs.


Mayo Clinic Human Resources will notify the candidate of the position offer.