Visiting medical students at a clerkship at Mayo Clinic
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Mayo Clinic's Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program offers students a broad array of elective clinical rotations that foster the growth of medical knowledge through direct patient care experiences. The program provides elective clinical rotations for over 600 participating medical students each year. Visiting students receive diverse hands-on experiences in our program. 


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As a visiting medical student at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, you become an active member of a medical team that sees patients from around the world with a wide spectrum of common and rare diseases. As a team member, you participate in teaching rounds and conferences with outstanding physicians representing all medical and surgical specialties and eminent scientists in basic research.

Program history

Mayo Clinic has hosted visiting medical student clerkships since 1915.

Graduate training at Mayo Clinic

During your clerkship, you may explore postgraduate training opportunities. Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education offers more than 300 residency and fellowship programs that span every medical and surgical specialty, as well as postdoctoral research and clinician-investigator programs. Mayo faculty members are happy to discuss these opportunities with visiting medical students.

You may wish to apply for your clerkship at a campus that offers graduate training in your field of interest.

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