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August 30, 2018

Regenerative Medicine Education Update

By centerforregmedmc

From the beginning, the Mayo brothers made a commitment to constantly improve their practice, not only to be the best in the field but also to share expertise to advance the entire discipline of medicine. In this tradition, the Center for Regenerative Medicine is dedicated to continuous learning and committed to disseminating knowledge through education.

Regenerative Medicine Selective
Offered by Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Regenerative Medicine and Surgery selective is a weeklong course that is designed to expose medical and graduate students to the principles and practice of regenerative medicine and surgery from a clinical perspective. The course includes interactive lectures, laboratory demonstrations, clinical highlights and patient interactions.

In 2018, the selective debuted in Arizona, and was held for the fifth year in Minnesota. Ninety-one percent of medical students stated that this course impacted how they envision practicing medicine. The Center for Regenerative Medicine continues to expand educational opportunities. Below are updates on a few of those initiatives:

Regenerative Science Ph.D. Training Program
In 2017, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences started one of the nation’s first doctoral (Ph.D.) research training programs in regenerative sciences. The Regenerative Sciences Training Program prepares the next generation of scientists to accelerate the discovery, translation and application of cutting-edge regenerative diagnostics and therapeutics. Four additional Ph.D. students will be selected to join the program later this year.

Mayo Clinic Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery
Now in its second year, the Symposium on Regenerative Medicine and Surgery is planned for Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, 2018 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. The event will feature presentations on the latest advancements in regenerative medicine and surgery and will provide networking opportunities to those interested in regenerative medicine therapies and techniques.

Educational Outreach

  • The Career Awareness in Regenerative Medicine and Science program is being developed for educators of junior high and high school students to create career awareness in regenerative medicine and science. Educators can use this to develop curriculum and to encourage students to consider careers in regenerative medicine.
  • Regenerative medicine physicians and scientists are engaging Native American students in stem cell biology principles and simulated health care scenarios through work with the Minnesota Indian Education Association and Science Fusion: American Indians in Science.
  • The IMPACT Programchallenges undergraduate students to develop innovative hypotheses that address real-world health questions alongside Mayo Clinic scientists and physicians.
  • SURFprovides a summer opportunity for undergraduate students interested in exploring a career in research to work with established investigators conducting original biomedical research.

Visit the Center for Regenerative Medicine website for more information on Mayo Clinic’s regenerative medicine education initiatives.

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