Mayo Clinic Minute: Schooling kids on hand-washing

“Back-to-school time is an important [opportunity] to talk to your kids about good hand hygiene,” says Dr. Alva Roche Green, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, children who’ve been taught hand-washing at school often teach their parents and siblings as well, resulting in fewer episodes of illness for the entire family. Watch: The Mayo […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Preparing kids to head back to school

August means it is time for kids and parents around the U.S. to start back-to-school planning, but shopping for school supplies and new tennis shoes is only a part of the preparation. Students must prepare for the change of schedule and routine as they head back to the classroom or off to college. On the […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Back-to-school show

August means it is time for kids and parents around the U.S. to start back-to-school planning, but shopping for school supplies and new tennis shoes is only a part of the preparation. Students must prepare for the change of schedule and routine as they head back to the classroom or off to college. On the […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Back-to-school concussion screening

High school sports are gearing up for the fall season, and, with that, comes the risk of concussions. Dr. Jennifer Maynard, a Mayo Clinic sports medicine specialist, and her colleagues have developed a screening program that involves testing brain function skills, such as memory, reaction time and recall before the sports season begins. Then, if […]

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine gives medical education a new twist

ROCHESTER, Minn. – According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there are more than 140 medical schools in the U.S. fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, and more seem to be cropping up regularly. So what can medical schools do to ensure their students are competitively well-prepared for residency training, the […]

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine offers physicals for local high school athletes

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine is offering sports physicals for area middle school and high school student athletes who want to participate in school sports programs. The exams will be performed on Wednesday, ­­July 19, and Saturday, July 22 at Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, which is on the third floor of the Dan […]

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine part of national collaboration of medical schools to transform medical education

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Mayo Clinic School of Medicine has been chosen to be part of the newly formed Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute), a national initiative to transform medical education across the continuum from premedical school to physician practice. The Kern Institute’s National Transformation Network, […]

Mayo Clinic updates names of its college and schools

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The names of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and its five schools have changed to reflect each area’s focus and function more clearly. The college and its schools annually educate medical students, physicians, research scientists and allied health professionals. Each school serves a distinct population of medical career based training, […]

Schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science included in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings

ROCHESTER, Minn. ― U.S. News & World Report today released its 2018 rankings for Best Graduate Schools across the nation. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, two schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, are included on the list. Mayo Clinic School of Medicine advanced to a […]

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences initiates collaborative physician assistant program with local universities

Collaboration includes expansion of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Cascade Meadow facility in Rochester ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic board of governors approved a proposal to initiate development of a new physician assistant master’s degree program through Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. The proposal is a collaborative effort between Mayo’s School of Health […]