ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX47) -- The Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine accidentally emailed about 360 letters of acceptance to medical school applicants on Thursday.
According to a representative at Mayo, the letters were sent out due to a technical error. Mayo said the acceptance letters were quickly withdrawn, and applicants were notified by email and phone calls.
"We deeply regret having caused disappointment to these applicants, and we are continuing to investigate the issue," a representative said in an email.
See the full statement here:
On Thursday, February 13, 2020, Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine erroneously emailed approximately 360 letters of acceptance to talented, engaging individuals seeking an appointment at the medical school. Soon after the emails were sent, a technical error was discovered and the letters of acceptance were withdrawn. Shortly afterward, applicants were notified by email and phone call and those calls are still continuing. We deeply regret having caused disappointment to these applicants, and we are continuing to investigate the issue.
Today, some people are having a little fun with the mistake. Some are joining an online petition to ship hundreds of boxes of expired mayonnaise to Mayo Clinic in honor of the hundreds of applicants whose appointments to the school also expired.