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May 16, 2022

Street Medicine: Medical students feel called to serve

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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students moved to help people experiencing homelessness are expanding their medical school experiences and their world views by bringing street medicine to homeless populations. Learn about street medicine and what inspires these students. When Julianna Smith moved from Kingman, Arizona, to Phoenix to attend Arizona State University, she immediately […]

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Tags: Christopher Poyorena, Dr. Walter Franz III, Jeffrey Woods, Julianna Smith, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Tatsumi Yanaba, Terence Meyerhoefer, Yonghun Kim


March 24, 2022

Dines redux: Resident follows in grandfather’s footsteps, admits she has big shoes to fill

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Virginia Dines, M.D., knew from an early age that she wanted to be a doctor. She heard the stories her grandfather would tell and says she knew medicine was a career where she could make a difference — the same idea that inspired her grandfather. David Dines, M.D., began to consider a medical career after serving […]

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Tags: Doctors Mayo Society, Dr. David Dines, Dr. Jay Ryu, Dr. Mark Norton, Dr. Steve Peters, Dr. Virgina Dines


December 13, 2021

Saint Marys School of Nursing holds final reunion

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Nearly 350 alumni of the Saint Marys School of Nursing gathered for a reunion in Rochester this fall. The school’s last class was celebrating its last reunion. They share some of their recollections. When Virginia Simons Wentzel graduated from high school, she saw two possible paths forward. “Women either became teachers or nurses,” Wentzel says. […]

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Tags: Anne Hermanson Smith, Nancy Schares Weber, Saint Marys School of Nursing, Sister Generose Gervais., Sister Joseph Dempsey, Sister Mary Brigh, Virginia Simons Wentzel


March 24, 2020

Mayo Resident Provides Expertise to ABC — and the Nation — During COVID-19

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Dr. Vinayak Kumar, an internal medicine resident at Mayo Clinic, has a history of pursuing unique opportunities, including his most recent role as an intern during a 4-week rotation at ABC News in New York.

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Tags: COVID-19, Dr. Amy Oxentenko, Dr. Vinayak Kumar, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Resident


June 18, 2019

Melanoma Symposium Provides Education, Support and Inspiration

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Jerry Tischer is feeling great after treatment for an aggressive melanoma, but he knows how serious the diagnosis was and is appreciative of events like the Melanoma Education Symposium.

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Tags: Dr. Svetomir Markovic, Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development, Melanoma, Melanoma Education Symposium, Proton Beam Therapy, Stephen and Barbara Slaggie Family Cancer Education Center


May 23, 2019

ASU Wide Receiver Hopes to Go From the Football Field to the Medical Field

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An injury during Kyle Williams’ freshman year at Arizona State University turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the football standout, who discovered he also has a passion for medicine.

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Tags: Dr. Anikar Chhabra, Kyle Williams, Orthopedic Surgery


April 11, 2019

Practice Makes Perfect Inside Mayo Clinic’s Simulation Centers

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From the realistic looking wounds to the high-tech manikins, everything in Mayo’s Simulation Centers is geared toward teaching providers how to help their future patients.

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Tags: Amy Lannen, Anatomage, Dr. Leslie Simon, Dr. Michael Maniaci, J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Mayo Clinic News Network


April 9, 2019

Sugary Diorama Gives Colleagues a Peep into Lab Life

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Mayo Clinic grad student Stephanie Anguiano-Zarate combined her love of science and crafting to create a clever (and extremely detailed) display for a science-themed Peeps diorama contest.

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Tags: Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Stephanie Anguiano-Zarate


December 11, 2018

Transforming ECG Education Is Not All Fun and Games, Except When It Is

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Mayo Clinic resident Anthony Kashou, M.D., has taken it upon himself to teach health care providers near and far the fundamentals of reading ECGs, all in the name of improved patient care.

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Tags: Alicia Pfeilsticker, Cardiovascular Medicine, Dr. Adam May, Dr. Anthony Kashou, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Education, Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


November 13, 2018

Learning Mindfulness Helps Medical Students — and Their Future Patients

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Medical students from Mayo Clinic in Arizona attended a four-day course outside of their usual curriculum that was created to help them cope with the challenges of being a student and a care provider.

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Tags: Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Mindfulness


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