Mayo School of Health Sciences
In 1973, Mayo School of Health Sciences was established as an educational undertaking of Mayo Foundation. The first group of allied health professionals at Mayo were nurse anesthetists, who began assisting the Mayo brothers during the performance of their pioneering surgical procedures at Saint Marys Hospital shortly after its opening in 1889. The nurse anesthesia program is the oldest continuously operating training program for these skilled allied health professionals. In 1936, physical therapy was established as a component in the development of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Today, Mayo School of Health Sciences has approximately 30 diverse health science programs at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Arizona. Programs are offered at the associate degree, upper-level undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. The school enrolls about 800 students each year, and most of its programs have a 100 percent employment rate at graduation.
Learn more about Mayo School of Health Sciences (opens in new window).