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Admission requirements and application processes for the Office of Non-Clinical Education Programs vary according to program. For the most specific information, review your program of interest. For general admissions requirements and policies, ONCEP follows Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

General admissions requirements

All schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science are seeking outstanding applicants who are committed to achieving excellence while learning the art and science of medicine, health science, and biomedical research. Applicants should possess the following general qualities at all times:

  • Critical thinking
  • Sound judgment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Emotional stability and maturityProfessional and ethical conduct
  • Empathy
  • Physical and mental stamina
  • Ability to learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical setting

Applicants must be able to perform the essential functions and meet the curriculum standards associated with their chosen training program. Students seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the director of their intended training program.

Applicants offered admission to Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science must comply with institutional policies and procedures, which will be reviewed during the program orientation period and available through each school's administrative office.

Questions about these requirements can be directed to each school. Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for rescinding an admission offer or terminating admission.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants admitted to Office of Non-Clinical Education Programs (ONCEP) must also comply with the following prevailing institutional policies and procedures:

  • Immunization
  • Occupational health review, a physical exam or both
  • Background study and immediate disclosure of any criminal convictions
  • Drug screen
  • Health insurance
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), confidentiality, and other training deemed necessary by Mayo Clinic and/or the ONCEP program in which you are admitted

Specific questions about these additional requirements may be directed to the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Office of Student Services at 507-255-9200.

Failure to comply or to provide requested documentation is grounds for discontinuing the admission process or rescinding an admission offer.

Acceptances are made by the recommendation of medical and program directors of the allied health educational programs. The individual programs have the primary responsibility for selection of students. Normally, this is accomplished within the individual programs through an admissions committee, whose membership may include Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences representation as well as individuals from the sponsoring department.

Student responsibilities

Students are required to exhibit professional and ethical conduct at all times.

Equal Opportunity

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science upholds all federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (physical and mental), genetic information, veteran status, familial status, and status with regard to public assistance or other protected categories.