Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is transforming health care for both patients and society through excellence in education, discovery, innovation, teamwork, and leadership.
The college's mission is to educate and inspire a diverse workforce of health care providers, physicians, and scientists through excellence in medical education, research, and clinical care; Alleviate human suffering by providing compassionate and culturally sensitive care; Enhance the biomedical sciences through discovery and innovation, and advance the national health care system through population science and leadership.
Since Mayo Clinic was established more than 150 years ago, our goal has been to provide outstanding care to our patients and offer superior educational programs that ensure the success of the next generation of medical, scientific, and allied health professionals.
In fact, even our name — Mayo Clinic — comes from this idea. From the beginning, Dr. William Worrall Mayo and his sons, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo invited physicians and students to visit Rochester, Minnesota, and learn about their innovative medical and surgical practice. Visitors coming to observe referred to attending the "Mayos' clinic."
At the same time, the Mayo brothers and their colleagues were distinguished scholars who traveled the world to learn from others and bring back the latest medical developments to incorporate into their own practice. As the Mayo Clinic integrated medical practice grew, education's importance continued to be a central focus.