Does anyone know the ways to get admitted to Mayo Clinic? It seems like it is very difficult (especially when out if state and thousands of miles away). I am trying to gain admission to address a systemic disorder and am told I should ideally have a internal medicine specialist as the quarterback who can bring in specialists and utilize the multi-specialty, integrated, collaborative team approach unique to Mayo Clinic. However when my doctor calls Mayo Clinic internal medicine – what if she fails to get me admitted? (This despite at least 4 of my local doctors who have examined me stating that I meet the criteria of “acute medical necessity”.) I’m told further that if IM denies my admission, I would have to wait 1 whole year to re-apply. This seems ludicrous as I will be either homeless and/or dead in a year. Can anyone shed light on this? Hopefully I will obtain admission but need to know how to get around the 1-year wait period if I should get denied.