• By Sharon Theimer

Mayo Foundation Journalist Residency: Application Deadline December 11

November 14, 2018

aerial view of Mayo Clinic Florida campusIn this five-day fellowship program sponsored by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, journalists will receive a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at what’s new and what’s next in several medical specialties. Topics will include aging, cancer, brain injuries and diseases, transplant medicine, vaccines and developing technologies such as regenerative medicine, telemedicine and simulation-based medical training. The program will include hands-on activities. In addition to group sessions, journalists can personalize part of the program.

Program dates: February 24-28, 2019.

Program location: Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

Twenty health care journalists will be selected to attend. Full-time U.S. and international health care journalists from all media platforms – broadcast, print and online – may apply. Fellowships funded by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research are available to cover travel costs, accommodations and most meals. News outlets and journalists who prefer to cover their costs rather than accept fellowships may do so.

The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. EST, December 11.

To apply, please email the following information to journalistresidency@mayo.edu:

  • Your name, employer or primary freelance clients, job title and how long you have been covering health care.
  • Three to five paragraphs on why you would like to attend and what you are most interested in learning.
  • Whether you have permission from your editor or clients to attend the program in its entirety.

The Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert care to everyone who needs healing.

Journalists with questions about the program should contact Sharon Theimer in Mayo Clinic Media Relations at journalistresidency@mayo.edu or 507-284-5005.

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