New Mayo Clinic Training Program Strengthens Regenerative Medicine

A recently announced doctoral research training program out of the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is very good news to the regenerative medicine industry in that it strengthens what we do by adding legitimacy to an oft-maligned form of medicine. We hope the Mayo Clinic’s decision to be at the forefront of regenerative medicine research spurs other medical universities to begin doctoral training programs of their own.

According to a December 12, 2017 Mayo Clinic blog post, the new training program “will prepare the next generation of scientists to accelerate the discovery, translation and application of cutting-edge regenerative diagnostics and therapeutics.”

In simple English, the training program will result in degreed researchers who will lead the way in regenerative medicine research for the next several decades. These professionals will be both doctors and researchers who will be looking at new ways to apply regenerative medicine principles in the treatment of all sorts of injuries and diseases. We are already looking forward to what they come up with in the future.

Above and Beyond Research

While Advanced Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) is training doctors to perform PRP and stem cell therapies, the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be training research doctors in a number of key areas including biochemistry, immunology, and biomedical engineering. But the training program will go above and beyond just research alone.

The Mayo Clinic blog explained that their training program will also seek to spread the knowledge of regenerative medicine throughout the school initially, then to all five schools under the Mayo Clinic banner. In addition, the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Regenerative Medicine will also be working with the College of Medicine and Science to create a new master’s program in regenerative medicine sciences.

The long and short of it is that the Mayo Clinic believes strongly enough in the future of regenerative medicine that they are willing to invest in training the doctors tomorrow. That is exciting news to anyone in the regenerative medicine industry. The Mayo Clinic’s commitment demonstrates that regenerative medicine is not pseudoscience or quackery. Rather, it is a legitimate form of medicine that will reshape the way the medical field does things in the years to come.

Developing the Treatments of Tomorrow

The result of the research that will eventually come from Mayo Clinic graduates will make up the regenerative medicine treatments of tomorrow. Right now, ARMI trains doctors in very rudimentary procedures for using PRP and stem cell therapies to treat musculoskeletal injuries, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, and more. Who knows what those treatments will look like 20 years from now?

Regardless of what they look like though, we have every intention of continuing our PRP and stem cell therapy training courses for as long as the demand is there. We have already assisted more than 200 physicians and clinics establish their own regenerative medicine treatments; we are prepared to assist as many additional doctors and clinics as possible.

We are firmly behind PRP and stem cell therapies as the ‘next big thing’ in modern medicine. We believe the evidence is there for the procedures we teach, and we are fully confident that more evidence will emerge as a result of ongoing research.

While the Mayo Clinic focuses on encouraging regenerative medicine research, what is your practice doing? If you’ve been thinking of a way to offer new treatments to your patients in sports medicine or orthopedics, we strongly encourage you to consider PRP and stem cell therapy training. Regenerative medicine could be just the thing you are looking for to enhance your practice.