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Mayo Clinic is mitigating disparities in medical education and patient care through pathway programs. These programs are accomplished through the recruitment, retention and mentorship of students who are representative of the diverse patient populations and communities that Mayo Clinic serves. A more diverse health care workforce means higher quality patient care, especially among underresourced and underrepresented groups.

Pathway programs (formerly known as “pipeline” programs) are a best practice for guiding learners historically underrepresented in medicine (URMs) to pursue careers in medicine, research and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

In education, we will strengthen our diversity and inclusion pathway programs for health care professionals. In research, we will increase diverse recruitment of investigators and clinical trial accruals. In practice, we will increase recruitment and leadership development of Black and other minority physicians, nurses and supervisors, while building an inclusive environment for all staff, learners and patients.

Mayo Clinic’s Office for Education Diversity, Equity and Inclusion pathway programs span the education life cycle of learners from high school through college, residency and beyond:

Bridge Builders Collaboration for these pathway programs occurs across all five Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science schools:

Find out more about education opportunities available through the Office for Education Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or contact us at officeforeducationdiversity@mayo.edu.