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Mayo Medical School
Mayo Medical School
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  • Year founded: 1972
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 50
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Mayo Medical School (MMS)
Allopathic Medical School
Rochester
  • SDN RANKING 5
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 4 97 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $47,470
  • Non - Resident Tuition $47,470
  • Application Fee $120
  • AVG MCAT 514
  • AVG GPA 3.8
  • LIZZYM Score 71.0

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions
  • 200 First St. SW
  • Rochester 55905
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Mayo Medical School M.D. Program offers you a powerful, life-enriching educational experience. It is designed to provide the knowledge and skills upon which to build a successful, rewarding practice. Mayo graduates are among the most highly rated in the nation, with exceptional residency acceptance rates.

Curriculum

Mayo Medical School's innovative patient-based M.D. Program curriculum is characterized by two prominent features: extensive early patient interaction and creative integration of sciences into all segments of the curriculum. At MMS, you'll learn to practice medicine within a supportive culture that is patient-directed, learner-focused, and guided by the Mayo Clinic Model of Care. You'll experience medical practice in a variety of settings from primary care in a small, rural satellite clinic to technologically sophisticated tertiary care in a large, well-equipped health-care center. Third-and fourth-year students may choose rotations at the Mayo Clinic practices in Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Facilities

The Mayo Clinic campus in downtown Rochester is comprised of several buildings connected through an extensive network of skyways and subways. The Gonda Building, the Mayo Building and Rochester Methodist Hospital provide a wholly integrated facility combining inpatient and outpatient clinical practice, education and research. In all, Mayo Clinic occupies approximately 13 million square feet - about 2.5 times the size of the Mall of America.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 76
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
4.73 97

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.61 62

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Not sure what good those highly ranked emails do..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Stay amazing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep rocking it!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing." More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't change a thing. Your school and office is wonderful and friendly. You really put me at ease." More from this Member | Report Response

"I enjoyed all of it. There is really nothing I would change." More from this Member | Report Response

"More info on the pre-interview time line would be helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. Perfect day." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about a time when you dealt with a difficult person." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your mother describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you deal with death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the qualities of a good leader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you strengths/weaknesses? What would your friends and family say about you!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about _____ activity." More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to someone with no scientific background. " More from this Member | Report Response

"For the record: I had two interviews that were each one on one. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest weakness? I would counsel every applicant to have an answer prepared for this question at any school." More from this Member | Report Response

"So, tell me about (insert specific experiences)." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain your research to a 12 year old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of my questions were inspired from the experiences and activities I discussed in my AMCAS and secondary applications." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a leadership experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"why mayo" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to fix current healthcare system." More from this Member | Report Response

"Summarize your contribution to one of the research projects you listed." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you comfortable with your own mortality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been a patient? How was your experience as a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your dad say is the most impressive thing about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the focus of your Master's thesis?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain the research you did in your NIH-funded program." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to spend time alone? What do you think about when you're alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you go about resolving health care issues in developing countries?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does ELISA stand for and describe the process/reason for its use. (related to my research)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me more about (blank) experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever helped a company start, increase in sales or prosper? Would you spend more time with a patient who obeyed your orders, or with one who followed them? Would you ever give up hope on a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"asked about my job " More from this Member | Report Response

"Talk to me about your job and what you've been doing since you graduated." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. One whole interview was on nothing but the small amount of research I have done." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me what you've been doing since high school." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your friends say about you if I asked them about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about my research and volunteer work. Asked about my recommendation letters. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I do if a patient refused to be treated? What would I do if a patient did not like me? Would I ever give up on a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one thing you want me to make sure that I tell the Admissions Committee?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"They were all posted on this site. Go have a look!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you deal with your mistakes as a doctor? Have you ever started your own business or organization? Are you a perfectionist? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a positive learning experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"See previous postings." More from this Member | Report Response

"just app stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your favorite book " More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as posts above, just different order so don't rely on reading." More from this Member | Report Response

"Descirbe myself in one word" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Mayo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your clinical experiences. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some ways that the current health care system can be reformed?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is it important for a physician to be humble? Why? On a scale of 1-10, how humble are you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe some of your leadership experiences and tell me what they taught you." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would one of your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your take on abortion? Euthanasia? Stem cell research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard: Why Medicine? Why Mayo?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your opinion on ethical issues that don't have a definate wrong or right answer? (Ex - euthanasia)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever helped a business to expand or recruit new members?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Should the standards and ethics by which professionals must adhere to at work extend into their private life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a Mayo graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"If you could sum yourself and application up in a short pitch what would you say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time when you disagreed with someone or something. How did you work that out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Conversational" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of singing will you do once you're in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your research to ... " More from this Member | Report Response

"The research one. I loved it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Rate your humbleness on a scale of 1-10. ...talk about a catch-22. :) On the upside, I had a funny answer prepared since this question was asked in previous years." More from this Member | Report Response

"What career would you pursue if there was a pill that cured every illness and there was no need anymore for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does diversity mean to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain your research to a 12 year old?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Mostly conversational about Mayo, Rochester, other places I've lived and travel experiences" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I fit with Mayo's 3-shield tradition (the shields represent education, research, and clincical practice)." More from this Member | Report Response

"I applied to a lot of top schools, so they wanted to know why Mayo instead of some other good school...which was easy to answer once I was there, being there I could see how different it was and it was easy to explain/talk through in the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you think you obtained your understanding of the doctor-patient relationship? What pieces have you sung?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if i was surgeon general, how would i fix the healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you view the day of a typical practicing MD/PhD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why r u here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your dad say is your most impressive quality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself being a part of reforming medical care?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Was your father wrong or right in his decision not to teach his children to speak Spanish?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had unlimited resources (after discussing my time abroad in 3rd world countries)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think about your own mortality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary, how would I reform health care in developing countries (based of my extracurriculars)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in a situation in which you feel you were not fully recognized or awarded? (Answered yes, which lead to a second question) How do you deal with those situations and continue to work hard?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about diversity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think your sibling would describe you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see as the biggest problem in health care and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was not as difficult as I expected. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions about my profession and experiences I've had there." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about someone you met volunteering at the soup kitchen." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you miss your old major? (I wasn't a science major.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too interesting or hard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do I feel McDonald's should be held responsible for our overweight society? If I was a car what color would I be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"AM I a perfectionist? Do I expect perfection of others?" More from this Member | Report Response

"There weren't any surprise or unusual questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"What's Mayo Clinic's weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you feel about your mortality? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How I felt about national health care." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some solutions for the healthcare crisis we are currently facing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you worked in a group with a colleague who was an irresponsible, bad doctor, what would you do, if anything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do yout think about your death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about your own mortality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is one moment in your life you are most proud of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing. The questions were mostly specific to my AMCAS application and things I said on the phone interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discrepency in my two MCAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"I'm going to be your advocate on the admissions committee. What would you like me to say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself but only use 2 words." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think about when you are alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you come to terms with your own mortality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was one moment in my life that I could relive (good or bad) what would it be? Why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you prove to me that you can relate to people of different backgrounds from yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Say you are Bill Gates...Come up with a way to fix health care as it currently stands." More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had one word you wanted me to tell the committee to describe yourself, what would it be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you thought about your own mortality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you ever spend time alone? What do you think about when you're alone?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does it mean to be a professional?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe an educational experience in which you turned a negative situation into a positive situation." More from this Member | Report Response

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
1.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"The clinical training is SUPERB. This is a world-class hospital and clinic with renowned faculty who outnumber the medical students 13 to 1. These physicians love to teach and there is a competitive process to teach medical students. Since the physicians are salaried, they get paid equally if they teach or if they do clinical care, so there is no pressure to churn out patients to ensure a paycheck - therefore they would gladly teach eager young medical students. We are taught mainly by MDs >95% of the time for both our lectures (mornings) and our small groups (afternoons). Anatomy is 7 straight weeks and we never have to go into the cadaver lab again if you don't want to, and we get taught by world famous surgeons during anatomy where they come up to our cadaver and teach us all the relevant structures for that day. We also get strong patient care from year 1. We have a basic doctoring course year one where we learn how to take a history and do a physical on simulated patients, and then we go around the hospital our second year to visit patients and practice our physical exam skills on interesting findings on those patients. We are expected to interview, work up, and present 10 patients to physicians in our second year in our Advanced Doctoring course to learn how to interview and diagnose patients. In terms of research, many of my classmates have published multiple times - we have a classmate who published 21 mostly first-author papers by the time he graduated but it's not uncommon to see medical students graduating with 5-10 publications. I myself will have 6 when I graduate. This is only hitting the tip of the iceberg at how amazing this medical school is and now that I am on the interview trail talking to other medical students at other top institutions, I truly believe Mayo provides the best medical education for those who want to be strong clinicians." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The location in Rochester is not for everyone." | Report Response

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Always" | Report Response

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