To accelerate regenerative medicine toward daily clinical care, the next generation of physician-scientists need to master expertise in this dynamic and emerging field. Mayo Clinic is among a select group of academic medical centers developing advanced curricula in regenerative sciences. The Center for Regenerative Medicine is on the forefront, engaging with the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to prepare students for a new era of care focused on rebuilding and restoring health.
“Regenerative sciences is becoming a very popular field of study among our students,” says Deputy Director of Education for the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Richard Hayden, M.D. “This year, nearly a quarter of all students coming into the Ph.D. program in the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences have chosen a regenerative medicine topic for their degree. The more next generation experts with advanced training, the stronger Mayo Clinic and the health care profession will be in this emerging specialty. That ultimately benefits our patients.”
The Center for Regenerative Medicine currently supports more than 20 students in its Regenerative Sciences Training Program, which offers a doctorate degree in biomedical sciences with an emphasis in regenerative sciences and their track of choice.
“One of our responsibilities with a new, exciting field is to temper it with reality. We try to be the responsible educators who winnow the hype from hope. Future health care leaders are getting an optimistic, but realistic introduction into regenerative sciences,” says Dr. Hayden.
Read the story of one student’s journey through the Regenerative Sciences Training Program and how she is spreading her enthusiasm for this topic with future classmates.