Through our groundbreaking partnership with Mayo Clinic Health System, you’ll explore opportunities that open you up to new people, new interests and new ways of thinking. Only the second of its kind in the country, this collaboration allows you to work alongside world-class experts to drive innovation and make real improvements in patients’ lives.
The type of research usually reserved for graduate students at other universities, your research with Mayo Clinic can begin as early as your first year on campus. Like students in materials science and engineering, you may find yourself researching interventional radiology, which separates healthy tissues from cancerous tissues being treated. Or studying patient no-show rates like students in our College of Business. Or working to improve suicide prevention programs like students in psychology.
Intentionally spread across all disciplines, this partnership aims to break out of the traditional confines of undergraduate scientific research. Students, no matter their program, interests, or background, all have an opportunity to participate and make a difference.
This has been a very valuable experience. I’m more confident in what I will choose to go into in the future. Experience is the best thing anyone can have when making a decision about their future, and this program gives me that.
Each year, students — no matter their year or program — are invited to participate and compete in the Innovative Minds Partnering to Advance Curative Therapies (IMPACT) program. The unique competition allows students to submit a hypothesis to a question regarding a real-world health problem.
A prize of $1,000 per student is awarded to the winning team, as well as an invitation for a paid summer internship with Mayo Clinic.
Internships and Residencies
As our partnership with Mayo Clinic grows, so do our internship and residency opportunities. Currently, Mayo Clinic offers several paid internships and residency programs for UW-Eau Claire students. These internships are a great way to work on meaningful research, gain real-world experience and get your foot in the door at a world-renowned medical center.