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M.D. Program

Advanced Degree Program Options

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine prepares students for every possible career aspiration. In collaboration with Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Arizona State University (ASU) and several other renowned universities worldwide, we offer a variety of advanced learning programs that offer students the ability to obtain a cross-disciplinary professional degree in addition to their M.D. degree.

Students who have completed two or three years of the M.D. Program and are in good standing are eligible to participate in a complementary academic enrichment experience. Applications to these experiences are all completed post-matriculation.

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Available through Arizona State University (ASU)

M.D./M.S. in Science of Health Care Delivery

The science of health care delivery is the study and design of systems, processes, leadership and management used to optimize health care delivery and health for all. The M.S. in Science of Health Care Delivery degree provides students with the knowledge and competencies to contribute to and lead a patient-centered, safe and cost-effective health care system.

This program provides students with six critical areas of training:

  • Leadership
  • Population health
  • Informatics
  • Systems engineering
  • Health care management
  • Health economics and policy

Degree requirements

The M.S. in Science of Health Care Delivery requires 30 credit hours, including a capstone course. Eighteen credits may be transferred from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine coursework.

Contact

Victoria Hochstetler
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Email: Hochstetler.Victoria@mayo.edu
Phone: 480-301-6696

Natalia Wilson, M.D., MPH
Arizona State University
School for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Email: Natalia.Wilson@asu.edu

M.D./MAS in Health Informatics

ASU's Master of Advanced Study (MAS) in Health Informatics, offered online through the Department of Biomedical Informatics, is designed to offer an opportunity to earn a master's degree in the effective use of information technology, data science and knowledge representation to impact health and health care.

Clinical informaticians' work includes a broad range of improvements to patient care, such as enhancing electronic health records systems, clinical decision support, data interpretation, knowledge management and its effective delivery and human-computer interaction. This field requires close collaboration among clinicians, biomedical and computational scientists, knowledge management professionals, educators and health care consumers.

Degree requirements

The MAS in Health Informatics degree requires 30 total credits, 27 of which will be taken at ASU, with the remaining three credits for an applied project that is part of the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine M.D. requirements.

More information

Program flyer: Mayo Clinic Health Informatics Dual Degree Flyer

Contact

Victoria Hochstetler
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Email: Hochstetler.Victoria@mayo.edu 
Phone: 480-301-6696

Alan Rawls, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Executive Director, Clinical Partnerships 
Email: alan.rawls@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-6676

M.D./M.S. in Biomedical Diagnostics

The International School of Biomedical Diagnostics is a unique and innovative initiative in the exciting and fast-growing field of diagnostics. ASU, along with its academic partner Dublin City University and other industry partners, is creating a critical center of biomedical knowledge and innovation, committed to stimulating economic growth and improving the quality of life globally.

Higher education is being transformed globally through new collaborations between public and private sectors. At the intersection of business and health care communities, the school's mission is to:

  • Educate the next generation of health care executives to understand, appreciate and better utilize diagnostics in clinical medicine and scientific research
  • Train students to be active, impactful and senior members of the health care and life science communities through coursework and exposure to industry experts
  • Positively impact the advancement of preventive health care and personalized medicine while lowering health care costs.

Degree requirements

The M.S. in Biomedical Diagnostics degree requires 30 total credits, 27 of which will be taken at ASU, with the remaining three credits for an applied project that is part of the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine M.D. requirements.

More information

Program flyer: Mayo Clinic M.D./MS Biomedical Diagnostics Dual Degree Flyer

Contact

Victoria Hochstetler
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Email: Hochstetler.Victoria@mayo.edu 
Phone: 480-301-6696

Alan Rawls, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Executive Director, Clinical Partnerships 
Email: alan.rawls@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-6676

M.D./Master of Mass Communications

ASU's renowned Cronkite School offers unparalleled learning opportunities through its master's degree programs, designed to prepare students for today's rapidly evolving media landscape.

The Cronkite School's Master of Mass Communication (MMC) degree provides real world, practical experiences through its professional immersion programs under the guidance of award-winning journalists and communicators.

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the nation's fifth-largest city, the Cronkite School is the home of Arizona PBS, the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world.

Degree requirements

The program requires 36 total credits to be completed in one academic year, consisting of three semesters, to complete the MMC requirements of this dual-degree program.

More information

Program flyer: Mayo Clinic M.D./MMC Mass Communication Dual Degree Flyer

Contact

Victoria Hochstetler
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Email: Hochstetler.Victoria@mayo.edu 
Phone: 480-301-6696

Alan Rawls, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Executive Director, Clinical Partnerships 
Email: alan.rawls@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-6676

M.D./MBA

This unique curriculum is designed to cultivate a successful learning environment that will train you to become a physician-leader prepared to make meaningful and impactful contributions to the health and well-being of individuals, as well as society as a whole.

Structured to be completed in five years, the M.D./MBA dual-degree program integrates the expertise of the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in patient care and biomedical advancements with the prowess of the W. P. Carey School of Business's entrepreneurial approach to learning and groundbreaking research. As a result, you will learn to dissect complex business problems to inform pragmatic multidisciplinary solutions. This visionary program prepares you to become a leader in the business of medicine and the science of health care delivery.

Degree requirements

You are required to complete 60 credit hours for ASU's MBA degree. A total of 17 credit hours will be shared between the two programs. You must commit one academic year, consisting of two semesters, to complete the MBA requirements of this dual degree program.

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Program flyer: Mayo Clinic M.D./MBA Business Administration Dual Degree Flyer

Contact

Victoria Hochstetler
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Email: Hochstetler.Victoria@mayo.edu 
Phone: 480-301-6696

Alan Rawls, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Executive Director, Clinical Partnerships 
Email: alan.rawls@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-6676

M.D./J.D.

Combining your M.D. degree with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU will prepare you for leadership roles in a variety of health care institutions, for developing health care policies for governmental agencies or nonprofit organizations, and for careers in medical and legal education.

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law is one of the nation's preeminent law schools, conveniently located on ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus. The J.D. degree provides students with the following knowledge and skills:

  • Case law and statutory intricacies related to health care
  • Legal research, analysis, reasoning and problem-solving
  • Written and oral communication in the legal context
  • Professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the legal system

Program length

This program can be completed in six years. M.D. students complete two years at ASU Law (including one summer after the first year).

Degree requirements

Students must complete a total of 83 J.D. credit hours to graduate, including all of the following:

  • Thirty-six to 37 credits of prescribed course work, with 30 to 33 of these during the first J.D. year.
  • Two to eight credits satisfying two writing requirements
  • Six credits of experiential learning
  • One four-credit capstone project completed during the final year of the M.D. degree
  • Electives

Students will be awarded their J.D. at the same time they receive their M.D.

More information

Program flyer: Mayo Clinic M.D./JD Dual Degree Flyer

Contact

Victoria Hochstetler
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Email: Hochstetler.Victoria@mayo.edu 
Phone: 480-301-6696

Alan Rawls, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Executive Director, Clinical Partnerships 
Email: alan.rawls@asu.edu
Phone: 480-727-6676

Available through Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

M.D./M.S. in Clinical and Translational Science

All medical students enrolled in Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (MCASOM) or the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (UPRSOM) may apply to participate in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) M.D./M.S. Program offered through Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Concentrations

The Postdoctoral Master's Degree Program includes coursework and a mentored research experience, and culminates in a published thesis. Students can choose to focus their studies in one of three concentrations listed below or customize a curriculum that meets their individual professional goals.

  • Biomedical Ethics Research
  • Clinical Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Individualized Medicine

Each year, the CCaTS offers a small number of students in the M.D./M.S. Program an award that covers program fees, a stipend and support for research expenses. All applicants are considered for this competitive award during the application review process.

Program length

Students in this program must dedicate one year to pursuing the master's degree between their second and third years of medical school. Students enrolling after their third year may be required to complete one additional unfunded year.

Degree requirements

This program is available only to students enrolled at MCASOM/UPRSOM between their second and third year or between their third and fourth year of medical school.

This program has been offered since 2009 and 32 medical students from MCASOM/UPRSOM have been admitted. Currently there are 17 graduates (seven MCASOM & 10 UPRSOM). There are 15 current M.D./M.S. students with six from MCASOM and nine from UPRSOM.

More information

Visit the CCaTS website for complete details.

Contact

John O Brien, Education Specialist
Mayo Clinic
Email: OBrien.John2@mayo.edu
Phone: 507-255-0079

M.D./M.S. in Virology and Gene Therapy

The Virology and Gene Therapy Master’s Degree emphasizes the application of new technologies, tools, and regulatory principles to discover, deliver, and diffuse the next generation of advanced biomedical therapies that will diagnose, treat, and cure increasingly complex population health issues.

Pathways

The Virology and Gene Therapy Master’s Degree at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Science offers a highly productive, interactive research environment for you to develop as an independent investigator or participate in research. There are two pathways to choose from:

  • Research pathway
  • Regulatory/Translational pathway

Program length

Medical students take a year out of medical school after M2 to complete the didactic requirements and complete the M.S. research requirements in M3 and M4.

Degree requirements 

This program is available for medical students at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.

Contact

John O Brien, Education Specialist
Mayo Clinic
Email: OBrien.John2@mayo.edu
Phone: 507-255-0079