Organization:Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
MCGSBS logo.jpg
Former names
Mayo Graduate School (until 2017)[1]
TypePrivate nonprofit graduate school
Established1989
Parent institution
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
DeanStephen Ekker, Ph.D.[2]
Academic staff
341[3]
181[3]
Location
Rochester
,
Minnesota
,
USA

Coordinates: 44°01′17″N 92°28′01″W / 44.0213°N 92.4670°W / 44.0213; -92.4670
CampusUrban
Websitecollege.mayo.edu/academics/biomedical-research-training/

The Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (MCGSBS), formerly known as Mayo Graduate School (MGS)[1], is one of the schools of higher education within the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. It offers graduate training in the biomedical sciences with programs for Ph.D., M.D.-Ph.D., and master's degree-seeking students. In addition, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers summer undergraduate research fellowships and post-baccalaureate research opportunities.

Location

Mayo Graduate School has locations in the three Mayo Clinic campuses: Rochester, MN, Jacksonville, FL, and Scottsdale, AZ. The majority of students pursue their degrees in Rochester; however, research areas such as neuroscience and cancer biology include faculty at the other sites. The Rochester campus has its school office located in the Guggenheim building and a student center in the Mitchell building.

Rankings

As of 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences #27 (tie) on their "Best Grad Schools: Biological Sciences" list.[4]

Academics

Ph.D. program

Core courses for all Ph.D. students cover basic mechanisms and fundamental concepts in biological sciences. More specialized education is provided in advanced, track-specific courses. During the first year, students complete at least three 8-week laboratory rotations in laboratories of their choice. Students then select the labs in which they will pursue their degrees. In order to complete the degree, students must pass written and oral qualifying exams, have at least one first author publication accepted, and write a thesis on their work. The average time length for a Mayo graduate student to get a PhD degree is 5.25 years.[5]

All Ph.D. students are guaranteed an internal fellowship for up to five years. The fellowship covers full tuition, benefits and a competitive stipend. Students are not required serve as a teaching assistant but can if they choose.[6]

Tracks

Over 270 faculty members[3] mentor students in seven tracks:[7]

Additionally, a Regenerative Sciences Training Program (RSTP) was started in 2017 in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine.[8] The RSTP is offered to students in any of the Ph.D. tracks in order to foster application of these fields to regenerative medicine.

M.D.-Ph.D. program

MCGSBS cooperates with the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (MCASOM) to offer the MD-PhD degree, which is fully funded by an NIH/NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program T32 grant.[9][10]

Master's program

MCGSBS also provides master's degree of biomedical research education. It typically takes 2–3 years. Students or Mayo employees can choose master education from seven tracks described above. Students usually take related courses and finish a scientific project to obtain the degree.

Other programs

Career development internships

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is committed to the principle that society benefits from PhD-trained biomedical scientists leading in a broad range of careers. Many of these careers are different from the careers of graduate school mentors. Therefore, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers to upper level PhD and MD/PhD students funded 100-hour Career Development Internships (CDI)[11] allowing networking in a variety of professional settings where biomedical PhD training is highly valued. Internship opportunities include liberal arts education, pharma, clinical lab management, technology transfer, science writing, and public policy.

Diversity programming

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is a national center of excellence for the biomedical research training of students from backgrounds underrepresented in science. This training is supported by three long-running NIH diversity training grants.[12]

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences sponsors a highly-competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program at its three national campuses for PhD- and MD/PhD-bound rising juniors and seniors.[13]

Photos

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mayo Clinic updates names of its college and schools". Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-updates-names-of-its-college-and-schools/. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  2. "Stephen Ekker, Ph.D., Named New Dean of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences" (in en). Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science. https://college.mayo.edu/about/news/2019-news-archive/stephen-ekker-phd-named-new-dean-of-mayo-clinic-graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/. Retrieved 6 July 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences". Peterson's. https://www.petersons.com/graduate-schools/mayo-graduate-school-000_10029264.aspx. Retrieved 29 October 2019. 
  4. "Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences". U.S. News & World Report L.P.. https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/mayo-clinic-graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences-365426/overall-rankings. Retrieved 25 January 2019. 
  5. "MCGSBS Ph.D. Program Core Curriculum". Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayo.edu/mayo-clinic-graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/programs/phd/core-curriculum. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  6. http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i43/Top-Companies-Chemists.html Top companies for chemists
  7. "MCGSBS Ph.D. Program Tracks". Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayo.edu/mayo-clinic-graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/programs/phd/tracks. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  8. "MCGSBS Regenerative Sciences Training Program". Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayo.edu/mayo-clinic-graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/programs/regenerative-sciences-training-program. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  9. "MCGSBS Programs". Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayo.edu/mayo-clinic-graduate-school-of-biomedical-sciences/programs. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  10. "Medical Scientist Training Program at Mayo Clinic". National Institutes of Health. https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9096167&icde=30925890. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  11. Career Development Internships
  12. Diversity Education
  13. Undergraduate Fellowship





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