MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Mayo Clinic officials say 360 prospective students were accidentally sent acceptance letters via email Thursday to the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester.

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Officials say the emails were sent to applicants before they realized there was a technical error. They also say each applicant received a personal phone call for an explanation.

Mayo Clinic Public Affairs said in a statement that they “deeply regret having caused disappointment and stress to these applicants,” and that they are investigating the mistake.