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December 1, 2015

Small School – National Influence – Right Tools

By Elizabeth Zimmermann

ddp-right-tools-6colMayo Medical School is equipping students with the tools they will need to fix the nation's health care system.

Over the next two years, the school will establish a national footprint, expanding from a Minnesota campus into Arizona and Florida, and more than doubling its student body. At the same time, it will be transforming the traditional medical school curriculum, pairing the medical degree with a certificate in the Science of Health Care Delivery.

The challenges facing the country's health care system — from issues with access to rising costs — are considerable and complex. The science of health care delivery focuses on how patients actually receive care. From using engineering principles to determine the most efficient way to schedule patient appointments to research focusing on the most successful, cost-effective means for delivering treatment, this discipline's aim is to enhance the patient's experience with health care by improving quality, outcomes and cost.

Read more about the changes for Mayo Medical School as it strives to further this goal.

Learn more about Mayo's work across the continuum of health care delivery, led by  researchers in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.


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