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Be engaged and get involved

There are many student groups, special interest groups, and activities on campus where you can get involved. 
Participating in social activities is a great way to get support from your peers, meet new people, and expand your horizon beyond medicine and science.

Student groups

Mayo Clinic students and trainees at a social event

Student groups on campus are student-led and supported by faculty members and staff. Everyone is welcome — and there is no shortage of variety. Find groups related to professional associations, special interests, or social activities.

While specific organizations vary by school, below is a sampling that represents the wide variety of options. If you don’t see what you like, start something new! We have resources for that too.

  • American Medical Women’s Association
  • Basic Sciences Journal Club
  • Graduate Student Association
  • Interest groups in most every specialty
  • Mayo Arizona Book Club
  • Mayo Fellows Association
  • Med Students Care AZ
  • Mentorship Program

Student activities

Mayo Clinic students and trainees at a Phoenix gallery

We want to make sure you get plugged into the events and activities happening around campus. While specific events vary by school and program, there are a few types of activities that learners look forward to every year:

  • Academic Excellence Day
  • Graduate Student Association social events
  • Leisure and lifestyle activities programs
  • Mayo Fellows Association social events
  • Various lectures, symposia, and seminar series on a variety of topics

Volunteer opportunities

Mayo Clinic students volunteering at St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix

Many of our students and trainees find ways to give back to the community. There are all sorts of volunteer opportunities available in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. Learn more about some of the popular options among our students:


Explore a variety of local resources to get a better idea of everything that Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, have to offer.

Housing resources

Housing costs in the Phoenix metropolitan area, including Scottsdale, are within the national average for cities of comparable size. Costs vary widely depending on the accommodations.

Apartments are available to rent or lease within easy commuting distance of the campus. Students often share apartments, reducing their rent.

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These resources may help you find housing options near campus. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science does not endorse any of these resources and provides them for informational purposes only.

Community resources

We've pulled together some local resources you might find helpful, from choosing a weekend getaway spot to finding a dentist.

In addition, the Phoenix metropolitan area is home to a wide variety of religious faiths and denominations, with places of worship conveniently located in Phoenix and surrounding communities.

Parent and family resources

Well-being resources

During your time at Mayo Clinic, you’ll have access to resources on campus and within the community to maintain your well-being. We value the importance of well-being and support work-life balance all throughout your training in order to instill the lasting skill of resilience.

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