Mayo Clinic Alix Secondary Application

Mayo Clinic Alix Secondary Essay Prompts

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These prompts are from the 2019 Application Cycle. 


  • If you selected YES in Section A above, please tell us in a few sentences why you are interested in the MN/FL 2+2 Track (50 words or less. Please leave blank if you DO NOT wish to be considered for this program.)
  • Why are you specifically interested in pursuing your medical education at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine even if you gain acceptances to other highly ranked medical schools (500 words max)?
  • We are all unique in different ways. Explain how your personal diversity manifests in your personal and professional activities (500 words max).
  • Share with us your thoughts about the relevance – or not – of diverse learning environments in which you wish to learn medicine (500 words max).
  • MAYO EXPERIENCE: Do you have any current or past connection to any of the Mayo Clinic campuses? (This would include employment (yourself or family member), volunteer service, education/research programs (Mayo Worrall Scholars Program, Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURF), internship, lab assistant, etc.) (500 words max).

Secondary Deadline: November 15, 2018
Secondary Fee: $120
FAP Waiver: Full Fee Waived
CASPer Required: No
Screens Applications: Yes
Accepts Application Updates: Yes Post Interview/Email

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Mission:

To educate and inspire a diverse workforce of physicians and scientists through excellence in medical education, research and clinical care; to alleviate human suffering by providing compassionate and culturally sensitive care; to enhance the biomedical sciences through discovery and innovation; and to advance the national health care system through population science and leadership.

  • Physician leaders. Physicians model servant leadership in a wide variety of professional settings.
  • Patient-centered. Exemplifying humanism and Mayo Clinic’s unique model of patient-centered health care.
  • Science-driven. Supporting evidence-based medicine and accelerating discovery and innovation using traditional and emerging sciences, and improving the health care system by applying tools from the science of health care delivery.
  • Team-based. Working and studying in collaborative groups and facilitating interdisciplinary, collaborative team-based practice.
  • High-value health care. Advancing the science of health care delivery by mastering the necessary knowledge to improve quality, safety and service within health care systems.
  • Resilient. Adjusting and thriving in an evolving health care landscape, through deliberate training in wellness and resilience and ongoing reflection and effective change in self and in others.
  • Diverse and culturally competent. Recognizing, valuing and respecting the richness of diversity and cultural differences.

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine Vision:

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will transform heath care for both patients and society through excellence in education, discovery, innovation and leadership.


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