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Mayo taps Barrett students for mini-internships


April 22, 2008

Nine students from Barrett, the ASU Honors College, will get to experience student life at the elite Mayo Medical School this summer. They are the first undergraduate interns chosen for the Medical Sciences Shadowing Program at the school in Rochester, Minn., July 7-18.

The Medical Sciences Shadowing Program is a new residential program especially designed to introduce pre-medicine students from ASU’s Barrett to Mayo Medical School through a two-week interactive program. The medical school is an integral part of the Mayo Clinic Rochester.

“This is a wonderful chance for our students to find out firsthand how one of the nation’s top medical schools and clinics functions, and to see what being a medical student will actually be like,” says Mark Jacobs, Barrett’s dean.

As part of this paid mini-internship, students will be introduced to Mayo Medical School students and faculty, and they also will get to shadow students and attend formal lectures, small group discussions, case studies and tours of Mayo Clinic Rochester.

Following the program, the participants may be given the chance to continue their relationship with Mayo Clinic via scheduled programs and shadowing experiences at both Mayo Clinic Arizona campuses.

The participants, all of whom are at least a year from graduation, are:

• Sara Stevens, majoring in biochemistry.

• Elizabeth Harkin, biology and society.

• Ryan Shelhamer, microbiology and psychology.

• Nicholas Stygles, biology.

• Danielle Protas, psychology.

• Rachel F. Lusk, biology and society.

• Susanna Kmiecik, microbiology.

• Stephanie Ochoa, pre-chemical engineering.

• Eric Anderson, bioengineering and biological sciences.