Stories Dr. Jeanne Minnerath, director of the Allied Health program in the Biology Department.

Published on February 13th, 2013 | by SMUMN


New science majors in collaboration with Mayo

The university is adding to a growing list of prestigious collaborations with Mayo Clinic and other major medical institutions. Two new undergraduate science majors have been approved by the university and an agreement has been signed with Mayo School of Health Sciences to offer Radiography and Echocardiography. Both programs are designed so that students spend two years at Saint Mary’s taking required courses, and then finish with two years at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It’s possible that students with the proper prerequisites could begin in the two new programs next fall.

Radiography is a highly sophisticated technology using x-rays, and echocardiography involves sonography of the heart. Spearheaded by Dr. Jeanne Minnerath of the Biology Department, these are exciting additions to our collaboration with Mayo for in-demand healthcare fields. Saint Mary’s is the only private college in Minnesota to partner with Mayo in these programs. Other existing affiliated programs with Mayo include Nuclear Medicine Technology, Cytotechnology, and Medical Laboratory Science.

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