Heard on the Street: Mayo health schools get good grades
Mayo Medical School and Mayo School of Health Sciences,two schools within Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,were given high grades in the U.S. News & World Report 2017rankings for best graduate schools this week.
"We are competing with some of the largest, well-known universities in the nation," said Dr. Mark Warner,Juanita Waugh Executive Dean for Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. "These high ratings reflect the commitment of our faculty to deliver the highest quality education to the extraordinary students who come to our schools."
Mayo School of Health Sciences, which focuses on training allied health professionals, received high ratings for two of its graduate-level programs: Mayo's nurse anesthesia program ranked as one of the top 10 such programs in the nation, and the school's physical therapy program moved up to garner a top 20 ranking among Best Health Schools.
Mayo Medical School was ranked the 24th best medical school in the country for research, and the 32nd best primary care medical school, up from 42nd last year.
Dr. Michele Halyard,interim dean of Mayo Medical School. said many of the medical students entering Mayo Medical School begin participating in research within their first two years, and the school integrates research training into its third-year curriculum. Eighty percent of the school's students — more than twice the national average — publish in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Mayo Medical School is expanding to a national footprint that will include the original medical school in Rochester, a four-year campus opening in Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona in 2017 and a third- and fourth-year program planned for Mayo's Jacksonville, Fla., campus. Mayo Medical School — Arizona Campus will begin accepting applications for incoming first-year students on June 1.
Each year, nearly 1,700 students enroll in more than 130 Mayo School of Health Sciences programs representing 55 health sciences careers. Mayo Medical School traditionally accepts 54 students per enrolling class. With the opening of the Arizona campus in 2017, this enrollment will nearly double with 50 additional students on the new campus per year. — From staff reports