Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine educates brilliant, passionate and diverse minds at a time when health care is rapidly evolving.
This virtual event premiered Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students are the future of health care. They will lead the discovery of cures that are unimaginable today and innovations that make care more affordable, equitable and easier to navigate. The students you'll meet during this event are the next generation of physicians, and Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine is inspiring them to deliver Mayo Clinic's patient-centered, science-driven approach to advance care for people around the world.
Fredric B. Meyer, M.D., is a consultant and professor of neurologic surgery. He serves as the Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean of Education of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and dean of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Dr. Meyer is also enterprise chair of the Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic and is recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the Alfred Uihlein Family Professorship in Neurologic Surgery.
Richard J. Gray, M.D., is vice president of Mayo Clinic and CEO of Mayo Clinic in Arizona, the No. 1 hospital in the state as ranked by U.S. News & World Report for the last eight consecutive years. Dr. Gray works with Paula E. Menkosky, chief administrative officer, to provide leadership and strategy, define and implement Mayo Clinic’s operational plan, and expand Mayo Clinic’s leadership in Arizona and the Southwest. Prior to being appointed CEO in 2019, Dr. Gray served as chair of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Arizona, chair of Mayo’s Breast Specialty Council, and vice chair of the Department of Surgery in Arizona.
Evanthia Galanis, M.D., is a consultant in the Department of Oncology with a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She serves as executive dean of Development. Dr. Galanis is an accomplished oncologist and virology researcher who has expanded the field of virotherapies for cancer. Dr. Galanis holds a named position as the Sandra J. Schulze Professor. She was also honored with the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Investigator award.
Jason is a third-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's Minnesota campus. He received undergraduate degrees in neuroscience and Russian studies from Mercyhurst University. Jason is a member of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's admissions committee, and he helped plan and lead a communitywide mass casualty disaster preparedness event in 2019.
Johanny is a third-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's Florida campus. She received her undergraduate degree in science technology and international affairs with a concentration in global health from Georgetown University. While at Mayo Clinic, Johanny started the Student National Medical Association and Latino Medical Student Association.
Shaina is a fourth-year medical student at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's Arizona campus. She will complete her residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia. Shaina has already published a first-author manuscript and discovered a love for teaching during her time at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.
Benefactors are integral to Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's mission to prepare the next generation of physicians to lead the transformation of health care. Philanthropy advances the school's efforts to educate students to solve the complex health care issues facing our world, and benefactor generosity allows the most talented students to attend medical school regardless of their ability to pay.
A transformational gift from Mr. Jay Alix catalyzed this vision, but it is just the beginning. Mr. Alix has challenged Mayo Clinic to raise an additional $100 million in scholarship support to ensure we are the most attractive destination for exceptional and diverse applicants.
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine attracts the top 2% of medical school candidates academically, and 25% of students are from groups that are underrepresented in medicine.
With locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, the school was the first in the nation to offer a singular curriculum across distinct campuses, providing students more learning opportunities.
The school's curriculum prepares students to succeed in the rapidly changing health care environment by incorporating emerging topics, increasing hands-on learning, and allowing students to customize their education.