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Meet The Faculty

"Accessible is the one word I would use to describe my instructors and mentors"

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"Accessible is the one word I would use to describe my instructors and mentors"

Learn from the best

Mayo Clinic is the top-ranked center for patient care clinical experiences in the country. As a student, you'll learn with these world-class experts as your faculty. They will push and guide you to explore and maximize your education.

Our 2:1 full-time faculty-to-student ratio allows for highly individualized instruction and supervision. Beyond full-time faculty, students have unparalleled access to many other Mayo Clinic clinicians and researchers across all three campuses.

Learn more about faculty statistics at Mayo Clinic.

Specialty career adviser

You'll have endless opportunities to find and maintain mentorship relationships with your faculty. One way we facilitate this is with a specialty career adviser.

Every first-year student is carefully paired with a specialty career adviser who provides career guidance throughout the four-year curriculum. Your specialty career adviser not only acts as a mentor, but also invests in you and your success as you pursue your M.D. degree.

Dedicated faculty across all specialties

Faculty at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine consists of researchers, educators, scientists, and professionals — unique individuals across all areas of expertise. Your instructors are not only your instructors, they're leaders across the institution, performing surgeries, seeing patients, conducting research, and working at Mayo Clinic.

Medical students receive instruction and experience directly from physician faculty who spend significant time in the clinic and hospital settings. From day one, you'll use the knowledge gained from the classroom and directly apply it to patient care in a clinical setting, right alongside your instructors.

Making it personal

Making it personal

Fred Meyer, M.D., dean of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, holds monthly "breakfast club" meetings with all medical students to check in and get a pulse on student life.

Sandeep Voleti

Sandeep Voleti

Current student

"There are countless opportunities for mentorship, from our Med Sibs program, to our Mentorship Families, to our career advisors, to our faculty and staff. The opportunity to work closely, and develop both a personal and professional relationship, has allowed me to better understand my own career and personal goals, and what steps I need to take to meet these goals. Our mentors care for us as individuals first and students second, which shows me that they truly care about us, which allows me to be a better student."

Sophia Aguirre

Sophia Aguirre

Current student

"Mentorship is a big focus at Mayo. In such a small class, we get a lot of opportunities to interact with attending physicians and they are always happy to have medical students be involved in whatever they are interested in. I was able to secure a mentor within the first week of medical school and this mentor has been someone that I still regularly keep in contact with and who has played a big role in guiding me with my career choices."