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Visiting Medical Student Clerkships


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Medical students participating in clinical clerkships are eligible to apply for scholarships to help defray program costs. Students must be U.S. citizens and attend a medical school in the U.S. to be eligible.

Diversity scholarships

At Mayo Clinic, the promotion of cultural diversity and equal opportunity is a guiding principle and goal. The Diversity Scholarship Program encourages the participation of underrepresented minorities (African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders) in Mayo's Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program.

The scholarship awards $2,500 in financial support. During your clerkship, you'll have the opportunity to meet with the program director and residents. You will also meet with the director of diversity affairs at Mayo Clinic.

The Diversity Scholarship is available for clerkships at all three Mayo Clinic campuses. Eligible students must be enrolled in U.S. medical schools and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

If you are interested in being considered for a Diversity Scholarship, complete the scholarship section on the clerkship application.

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Departmental scholarships

Mayo Clinic has established scholarships to recognize academic achievement and encourage senior medical students to make career commitments in specific fields. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their professional interests and performance in medical school.

Recipients receive $1,000 toward travel and accommodations. During your clerkship, you'll meet with the residency program director in the department from which you receive the scholarship. Eligible students must be enrolled in U.S. medical schools.

Mayo Clinic campuses offer these scholarships:

Rochester, Minnesota

  • Departmental scholarship — Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
  • Departmental scholarship — Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Diversity Scholarship

Jacksonville, Florida

  • Diversity Scholarship

Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Diversity Scholarship

If you wish to be considered for a departmental scholarship, complete the scholarship section and submit the additional documentation detailed on the clerkship application.

For additional information about scholarships at a specific campus, contact the campus.