• By Joel Streed

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine welcomes first students to 2+2 program in Florida

July 7, 2020

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine welcomed the first group of 12 students to its 2+2 program in Florida on Monday, July 6.

This is the first official year of the 2+2 program, where students spend their first two years of medical school in either Arizona or Rochester, and then complete the final two years in Florida. These students were accepted to the program in 2018 by an Admissions subcommittee composed of staff from Mayo Clinic in Florida.

"Our staff are excited to have full-time students on our campus and be involved in training the next generation of physician colleagues," says Gerardo Colon-Otero, M.D., vice dean of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the school's dean in Florida. "As somebody who has met all of the students, I can attest to their character and great potential to bring hope and healing to our future patients. I am excited for our institution to reach this major education milestone that will ultimately have a great impact for our Jacksonville community and its future medical workforce needs."

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's curriculum is built to encourage off-campus experiences in various fields of interest across a broad spectrum of patient and practice settings.

From selectives to electives to core clerkship rotations, research opportunities and more, students can choose where they want to complete certain aspects of the curriculum.

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