Since 2015, the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association has gifted stethoscopes to incoming students of Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. Beginning in 2017, that includes medical students on the Arizona campus. We do this, in part, to create a sense of belonging to the rich history of Mayo-trained physicians.
Interested Mayo alumni can “purchase” stethoscopes ($100 each) to be presented to first year Mayo medical students by an Alumni Association representative at a special celebration during family weekend each year. Alumni who purchase stethoscopes for medical students will be recognized in an honor roll on the Alumni Association website.
If you wish, you may include a brief message for the student receiving the stethoscope. Simply type your message in the "Order notes" field in the Additional Information section of the Checkout page, and it will be enclosed with the stethoscope when it is presented.