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August 13, 2015

Mayo Clinic educates high schoolers about career options as U.S. faces shortage of health care workers

By Catherine Benson bensonca

The United States is facing a shortage of health care workers in the next few decades, as our population continues to grow and to age. The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts a doctor shortage of 46,000 to 90,000 physicians by 2025, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the U.S. will need 526,800 […]

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Tags: ACT, career, career awareness, doctor shortage, health care careers, health care occupations, high school, teacher externship


July 29, 2015

Mayo Medical School takes on bold new initiatives to improve medical education

By Amy Olson amyeolson

Mayo Medical School is at the forefront of a major transformation in medical education. The school is expanding to Arizona and Florida to become one of the first national medical schools in the United States, offering a single curriculum across three campuses. In addition, Mayo will be among the first medical schools in the nation […]

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July 24, 2015

U.S. Department of Labor features Mayo employee who founded employee resource group for those with disabilities

By Amy Olson amyeolson

When Gretl Kruse saw a need, she jumped into action. In 2014, the Mayo Clinic project manager formed Mayo Clinic’s disABILITY employee resource group with several other colleagues. Kruse said they started the group to improve the experience of Mayo Clinic’s patients and employees with disabilities. Kruse and the group’s efforts are featured by the […]

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Tags: Americans with Disabilities Act, disABILITY employee resource group, Employee Resource Groups, Gretl Kruse, Mayo Clinic, U.S. Department of Labor


July 21, 2015

Mayo Clinic among top hospitals in U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll

By Amy Olson amyeolson

Mayo Clinic today has been named one of the best hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo Clinic earned more No. 1 rankings in individual specialties than any other provider based on reputation, services and volumes, safety and clinical outcomes. “This ranking underscores our long-standing commitment to provide the highest-quality care that best meets our […]

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Tags: Best Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report


July 17, 2015

Repairing mitochondrial disease

By Amy Olson amyeolson

A multidisciplinary team has successfully eliminated fatal mitochondrial DNA mutations in stem cells from patients with mitochondrial diseases. The study is published in the journal Nature as a collaboration between some of the top research institutions and Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Mitochondrial diseases are a particular struggle for patients and their families as […]

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Tags: DNA mutations, Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, mitochondrial disease


July 9, 2015

Multiple myeloma research and possible cures highlighted as Tom Brokaw writes about his experience

By Amy Olson amyeolson

When a well-known person faces a serious medical situation, it brings attention to the illness and treatments. This is what happened when legendary NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer, at the Mayo Clinic. He has since written about his experiences in an inspiring new book, […]

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Tags: Andrew Majka M.D., Future of Health Care, Mayo Clinic, Morie Gertz M.D., multiple myeloma, Tom Brokaw


June 18, 2015

Studying surgical outcomes to improve patient care

By Amy Olson amyeolson

For nearly 100 years, Mayo Clinic has been dedicated to evaluating surgical outcomes in order to improve patient care and reduce risks associated from surgery. Dr. Charles H. Mayo said in 1930, “A surgical procedure should be planned so that the patient, with the least possible risk and loss of time, will receive the greatest […]

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Tags: quality improvement, surgical care, surgical outcomes


June 10, 2015

1,000 liver transplants and the future of health care

By Amy Olson amyeolson

What’s in a milestone? For patients, perhaps everything. In May, Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon Charles Rosen, M.D. completed his 1,000th liver transplant surgery. Rosen is among a small handful of liver transplant surgeons to have reached that personal milestone. But Rosen would be the first to say that transplant surgery emulates Mayo Clinic’s model of […]

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Tags: Charles Rosen M.D., liver transplant


May 16, 2014

On the Road to Mayo Clinic with Jason Davis

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Last week, Mayo Clinic held its 150th Anniversary Signature Event recognizing its first 150 years beginning in 1864 when William Worrall Mayo, M.D., settled his family in Rochester, Minn. and opened a small medical practice. His sons, William J. Mayo, M.D., and Charles H. Mayo, M.D. transformed the family practice into Mayo Clinic, a global center of hope […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, Arizona, brain bank, Center for Individualized Medicine, Dr. John Noseworthy, Florida, Future of Health Care, Jason Davis, Mayo Clinic Health System, Minnesota, On the Road, On the Road with Jason Davis


April 17, 2014

Sex-Specific Research in the Future of Health Care

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Virginia Miller, Ph.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Specialized Center of Research on Sex Differences, has spent her career advocating for the importance of conducting research that is sex-specific. That means that research studies include both men and women, and that the results are analyzed separately by sex. Historically – and even today – that still […]

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Tags: #futureofhealthcare, Bernadine Healy, Bernadine Healy Award, Dr. Miller, Future of Health Care, Mayo Clinic, research, sex differences, Virginia Miller


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