Mayo Clinic School of Medicine - Arizona (Alix)

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Mayo Clinic School of Medicine — Arizona Campus / 13400 E. Shea Blvd. / Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Overview

Savvy Rank
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School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
2016
US News Rank - Research
6
US News Rank - Primary Care
38
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
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Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()
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City Size
< 500K

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Median GPA
Median MCAT
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
No
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$120
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes, if invited for an interview

Secondary Essay Prompts

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine will 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.




Essay Topics (2019-2020)

1. 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?

2. We are all differentiated from or connected to one another by individual inflections that constitute our diversity. Explain how your relationship with your own diversity and to the diversities of others manifests in your personal and professional activities.

3. Share with us your thoughts about the relevance “ or not “ of diverse learning environments in which you wish to learn medicine.

Essay Topics (2018-2019)

1. 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?

2. We are all unique in different ways. Explain how your personal diversity manifests in your personal and professional activities.

3. Share with us your thoughts about the relevance “ or not “ of diverse learning environments in which you wish to learn medicine.

500 words each

Essay Topics ('17 - '18)

Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for the AZ/FL 2+2 Track (select one)

NOTE: A maximum of eight (8) students will be selected each year for the FL 2+2 track from the entire MCSOM applicant pool. Students admitted to this highly competitive program will spend Didactic Years 1-2 based on the MCSOM Campus in Scottsdale, AZ and will complete the clerkship Years 3-4 based on the MCSOM Campus in Jacksonville, FL. For more information on the Florida 2+2 Track, please visit our website at http://www.mayo.edu/mayo-clinic-school-of-medicinewww.mayo.edu/mayo-clinic-school-of-medicine.

SHORT ANSWER: Please tell us in a few sentences why you are interested in the AZ/FL 2+2 Program (50 words or less. Please leave blank if you DO NOT wish to be considered for this program.)

Please tell us why you are specifically interested in pursuing your medical education at Mayo Clinic School of Medicine “ AZ even if you gain acceptances to other highly ranked medical schools? (500 words)

Please tell us how you would contribute to the diversity of your medical school class at Mayo? (500 Words)

Essay Topics ('16 - '17)

250 words each

(1) Why Mayo?

(2) What diversity will you add to the incoming class?

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