By Dr. Lisa KannouraMayo ClinicFamily MedicineAssociate Clinical Professor of MedicineClinical and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic of IllinoisFamily Medicine Associates, a registered nurse-practitioner program, offers students a wide range of career opportunities.
In the United States, there are about 16,000 registered nurse practitioners.
According to the National Council of Family Medicine, there were just under 16,500 in 2018.
There are approximately 100,000 family medicine associates nationwide, according to the Council.
The Mayo Clinic offers the Mayo Family Medicine Associate Program in the Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota, where a student may apply to work as a family medicine associate.
The program is also available to the general public.
To apply, an applicant must complete an application and a certification examination.
Applicants will also be required to complete an orientation, orientation seminar, and one to three work-study periods during the first year.
In the second year, they will be eligible to apply to continue working for the Mayo family medicine program.
To become a family doctor, a patient must have a doctor’s recommendation from a primary care physician, or a referral from an appropriate specialist.
The applicant must be at least 21 years of age, have been in the United State for at least one year, and have graduated from an accredited health professions school.
To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester.