Students come to Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine to pursue an M.D. degree with many different backgrounds, interests and plans for the future. Each year as we look through applications, we select candidates that together will make a great class. We thrive on diversity and rely on our differences to make us the best we can be.
The students that make up the M.D. Program have proven themselves to be leaders in their fields and communities, are passionate about medicine and making a difference, and have a variety of personal interests beyond their career.
About the incoming 2018 class
M.D. students for the 4-year Minnesota campus
M.D. students for the 4-year Arizona campus
underrepresented in medicine relative to their numbers in the general population
median cumulative GPA
median MCAT score (98th percentile)
During your first week on campus, you’ll get plugged in with a mentorship family, called your MedSib family. This "family" consists of one medical student in each year and a faculty member. These mentors assist and support your professional transition, but also make sure you’re finding ways to get involved into the community.
Students rely on these groups for advice on the best ways to study, what to expect in a specific class, tips for time management, where to go for pizza, and everything in between. Students say this is one of the best things about the program!
From my very first week as a student at Mayo Clinic, I have been welcomed into the clinic to see patients and scrub in to surgical procedures in the operating room. It is very hard to find a medical school with that same level of trust in its newly admitted students. We are extremely fortunate to be treated the way we are.
M.D. Program class of 2020
It's so hard to choose my favorite student activities! I think the baking committee, which is in charge of our monthly birthday bashes, is one of my favorite activities as I love baking. I also enjoy learning more about global health, and planning activities and speakers as a leader of our global and public health student interest group. I also enjoy helping plan ways for students to learn more Spanish and about various Latino cultures through the med Spanish interest group.
M.D. Program class of 2021
There are so many opportunities for student wellness. Some of my favorites have been painting nights, sushi making, knitting club, and all sorts of fun outdoors activities. Selectives also allow for fun medical-related outings, such as the Wilderness selective, Humanities selective, or the former House M.D. marathon selective, where students (under the guidance of a faculty member) had fun whipping out differential diagnoses while watching episodes!
M.D. Program class of 2019
Where do M.D. Program graduates go next?
This is just the beginning of your journey of lifelong learning. Our graduates go on to do great things. They complete their residencies and further their training at some of the best institutions in the country and around the world, making an impact and expanding their reach.
are chosen for a Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education residency
go on to become staff members at Mayo Clinic after residency or fellowship training