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    Mayo School of Health Sciences Announces Career Immersion Program, July 11-15, 2016

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Area high school junior and senior applicants sought for the weeklong career exploration experience.

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo School of Health Sciences is hosting its first Career Immersion Program for diverse high school juniors and seniors. The program, to be held July 11-15, 2016, includes a week of career exploration, supervised lodging and meals in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. Participants will meet with current students and professionals in a range of health science professions, network with Mayo Clinic faculty and learn the academic path for enrolling in accredited health science education programs.

The 2016 program will focus on laboratory medicine professions — specifically cytotechnology, genetic counseling, histology, medical laboratory science, molecular genetics, pathology and phlebotomy. Learn more about these and other health sciences careers at Mayo School of Health Sciences.

MEDIA CONTACT: Deb Anderson, Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

Qualified students will be Minnesota juniors or seniors during the 2016-2017 school year, have GPAs of 2.75 or higher, and an expressed interest in health science professions. Completed applications are due by Friday, March 18, 2016, and must include:

• Completed online application form
• Current high school transcript
• One letter of recommendation from a science teacher, guidance counselor or principal
• A brief one page essay about the student’s interest in health sciences

Successful applicants will be notified in the spring.

Educators, parents and students can direct questions to mshsadministration@mayo.edu.

Mayo School of Health Sciences also has 16 health sciences certificate programs that welcome qualified undergraduate students.

About Mayo School of Health Sciences
Mayo School of Health Sciences has been preparing students for successful careers in the health sciences for more than 100 years. Mayo School of Health Sciences strives to educate students who excel in academic achievement to become quality patient care providers. Nearly 800 students are enrolled annually in more than 60 Mayo School of Health Sciences programs representing 27 health sciences professions. The school’s nearly 300 faculty members ensure that students receive exceptional personalized training.

About Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to medical research and education, and providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing. For more information,visit http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic, or https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/.