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July 11th, 2017

From Living on One Meal a Day to a Fellowship at Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Bucking tradition and her mother’s wishes, Salma Patel, M.D., traveled to the U.S. from Tanzania with just $500 to cover her college costs. Through hard work and determination, Dr. Patel became what she had dreamed of being. She shares her story here.

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Tags: Education, nursing, Sleep Medicine Fellowship


May 22nd, 2017

From the Foothills of the Himalayas to the Mecca of Modern Medicine

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Dr. Tsering Dhondup came to Mayo Clinic on a route that took him through India and Tibet. Today, as a nephrology fellow, his rich life experiences are helping him make the most of his training at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Dr. Tsering Dhondup, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, nephrology


July 1st, 2016

Remembrance Events at Mayo Clinic Give Family Time to Reflect and Share

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Carol Mannell remembers her younger sister, Kathy VanHulle, as a woman who loved meeting new people and having fun. Carol recalls how, despite being in the midst of receiving care for a serious illness when she was at Mayo Clinic, Kathy would take time to strike up conversations with people sitting next to her in […]

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Tags: Dr. Mark Litzow, Hematology Oncology, Mayo Medical School, Mayo School of Health Sciences


June 17th, 2016

Difficult Diagnosis Interrupts Residency, Gives Young Doctor a New View of Patient Care

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Successfully finishing a medical residency is a significant milestone in any physician’s career. But when Natalie Ertz-Archambault, M.D., graduated in June 2016 from the Internal Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus, the achievement felt particularly sweet. “It was an incredible success for me, since I actually started my residency in 2012, completed four months, […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, Dr. Fadi Shamoun, Dr. Leslie Thomas, Dr. Natalie Ertz-Archambault, Dr. Richard Fowl, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Internal Medicine Residency


March 4th, 2016

Eight Lessons on “Compassion in Health Care” From the Dalai Lama

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

“A more compassionate mind is very, very helpful to good health.” “Loving kindness, warm-heartedness are keys to health.” “Each of us has some responsibility to make a contribution.” “You can lead this moment because you practice these things.” These words from His Holiness the Dalai Lama resonated with Mayo Clinic staff and guests gathered to […]

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Tags: Compassion, Dalai Lama, Healing, Mayo Clinic Values, Meditation


May 4th, 2015

Young Stroke Survivor Raises Awareness and Educates

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Amy Edmunds, founder of YoungStroke. In 2002, I was a daily commuter to Capitol Hill who worked in sales management. Never did I think I would someday return to testify as a patient advocate at Congressional hearings on behalf of young stroke survivors. But then again, never […]

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Tags: Comprehensive Stroke Center, Dr. David Miller, Florida Campus, stroke


April 27th, 2015

Celebrating Nurse Anesthetist Education — Florence Henderson, Specialist in Ether Anesthesia

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Written by Joan Hunziker Dean To recognize the 125th anniversary of nurse anesthetist education and the role of nurse anesthetist at Mayo Clinic, Sharing Mayo Clinic will include a series of vignettes highlighting influential Mayo Clinic nurse anesthetists. Those featured received their education at Mayo Clinic and went on to be instrumental in providing anesthesia education […]

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Tags: Education, Florence Henderson, History, Nurse Anesthetists


December 1st, 2014

Celebrating Nurse Anesthetist Education – Edith Graham Mayo

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

To recognize the 125th anniversary of nurse anesthetist education and the role of nurse anesthetist at Mayo Clinic, Sharing Mayo Clinic will include a special series of posts throughout the coming year. These vignettes will describe how nurse anesthesia education has changed over time and will highlight influential Mayo Clinic nurse anesthetists. Those featured received […]

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Tags: Edith Graham Mayo, Education, History, Nurse Anesthetists


March 1st, 2013

Prenatal Education Class: A special relationship between 3 moms and daughters

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

In the Winter of 2011, my husband Cameron and I (Megan Rask) were expecting our first child. We were beyond thrilled! I had been doing my care with the midwives at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. Of course, I wanted to sign my husband and I up for every baby class offered! We soon began the six […]

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Tags: 5295, 5335, babies, baby, Education, Family Birth Center, mom, perinatal, pregnancy, prenatal


November 20th, 2012

Career Influenced by The Mayo Clinic and an Alligator

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

My wife, Marion, and I are both third generation natives of Florida. And so, heading up to Minnesota in our old Volkswagen bug for my three year residency at Mayo Clinic seemed like an adventure to the north pole. We soon learned to love Rochester and the good people there, and we have always had […]

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Tags: Good Times in the Hospital, J. G. McCully MD, residency


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