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December 19, 2011

Mayo International Health Program Testimony – Experience in Kenya

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Mira Keddis, M.D. was originally from Egypt, went to Texas for her medical school training, and came to Mayo Clinic for her residency training. Then, the Mayo International Health Program (MIHP) offered her the opportunity to travel abroad as part of her education. In the below video, she relays lessons learned from her trip to […]

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Tags: Africa, Education, fellowship, Graduate, health program, international, Kenya, Mayo Clinic, medical, MIHP, Mira Keddis, residency


December 7, 2010

Employees Encouraged by Professional Development Benefit

By Jennifer Lineburg Jennifer Lineburg

Have you ever thought about going back to school, but put it off for financial reasons? Mayo Clinic offers employees assistance for professional development. The program is offered as a benefit for Mayo Clinic employees and reimburses education expenses related to a degree or certification that supports career development at Mayo Clinic. Three colleagues share […]

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November 15, 2010

My First Mayo Moments

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Every year, Mayo Clinic’s Public Affairs department welcomes a handful of university students who come to get some real world communications experience. The interns may be assigned any number of tasks, from drafting newsletter articles to handing out programs at events. Here’s a report from Lauren Taylor on her first day at Mayo Clinic: I […]

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Tags: internship, public relations, TV ad


September 24, 2010

Take advantage of Patient Education Classes

By amy amy

The Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center at Mayo Clinic offers a variety of classes for Mayo Clinic patients and employees. Classes include: High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong Managing Your Weight Preparing for Surgery Relaxation Techniques Stress Management New classes are added regularly. Obtain a class list from the Patient Education […]

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September 22, 2010

Searching for health information? Help is available

By amy amy

Stop in at the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center at Mayo Clinic for help find reliable health information. Knowledgeable and helpful staff members listen to your needs, find relevant resources, and help you gather health information before and after health care visits. The Patient Education Center’s library contains many medical and health-related resources, including: […]

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August 11, 2010

Sharing nursing knowledge

By Jenny LaMaster Jenny LaMaster

Nurse publishing can significantly impact the quality of life for a patient. As registered nurses, we coordinate the care of our patients every day; however, we also impact patient care through collegial information sharing. The article, “Carnitine Deficiency: Implications for OR Nurses,” is one such example of how registered nurses’ scholarly activities and contributions to the nursing […]

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Tags: Employee Stories, Mayo Clinic, Nurses, nursing, Perianesthesia Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Research, Rochester, surgical services


June 22, 2010

Being a Clinical Nurse Educator in the Surgical ICU

By Jennifer Lineburg Jennifer Lineburg

Teamwork is critical in Mayo Clinic’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). Working right alongside the team of physicians, Clinical Nurse Educators work to plan and prep for the nursing skills associated with new processes and the use of the unit’s complex equipment. Working in such a high-tech, high-touch environment is rewarding and allows you to […]

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June 17, 2010

Teens + Mayo Health Education = new visual, colorful and engaging design

By amy amy

Mayo Clinic’s teen patient education print materials have a new look. The goal of this new design is to help teens engage and take responsibility for their health care and lifestyle choices. The new design includes: Colorful pages Age-specific photos and other visuals Peer quotes Key health messages Short chunks of education content Patient education […]

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June 4, 2010

Visit Mayo Clinic’s Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Each year, more than 70,000 Mayo Clinic patients and their family members and friends visit the Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center. The Center houses a health information library with medical models and exhibits and offers classes taught by skilled patient education specialists. Patients have an opportunity to learn about specific medical conditions and healthy […]

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December 23, 2009

The Excitement of Graduation

By Jennifer Lineburg Jennifer Lineburg

It’s always exciting to see someone graduate from school — whether it’s a high school graduate embarking on life or a college graduate who feels liberated from school and eager to start a new career. To me, the most exciting time is when I get to meet the newly graduated nurses. They are filled with such enthusiasm for […]

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