Resources for Students

Cleveland Clinic’s diversity pipeline programs are designed to engage talented college students interested in future careers within the healthcare industry. Through our STEMM programs, participants gain team-based experiential learning, problem-solving expertise, professional etiquette skills, career information and coaching/mentoring from medical and business professionals. Our goal is to foster the continuing education and development of talent and to present Cleveland Clinic as a great place to work and grow.

Please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 216.445.7323 or

Aspiring Physicians & Research Scientists Conference

As an initiative of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Aspiring Physicians & Research Scientists Conference is a two-and-a-half day enhancement program to empower, inspire, and engage undergraduate students. It is designed to increase representation of American Indian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander physicians, research scientists, physician investigators and physician leaders.

Conference programming is specifically tailored to support participants' professional development and knowledge of science, innovation, and world-class care. Students will learn tips for applying to medical school, creating a personal brand, and achieving success in healthcare. The abstract poster competition will provide students the opportunity to showcase research while competing for scholarship dollars.

During the conference, Cleveland Clinic physician and research scientist-led presentations and coaching sessions provide attendees a unique opportunity to interface with our world renowned staff. The conference itinerary is comprised of presentations to support personal and professional development, matriculation to medical or graduate school, and successful transition to a STEMM career.

The 9th Annual Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference (APRSC) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 24, Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26, 2017 at Cleveland Clinic.

Clinic Solutions - Mini Case Competition 

Clinic Solutions is a think tank session for undergraduate and graduate/professional students. It is designed to foster innovation and exchange information on challenges and opportunities in healthcare that specifically impacts Cleveland Clinic.

Key elements of the two-and-a-half day session include a business case competition, resume critique, and the opportunity to network with minority professional organizations and Cleveland Clinic leadership. Cleveland Clinic Solutions is an opportunity for African American and Hispanic/Latino students to compete for scholarship dollars that are awarded after two rounds of judging. The session is directed by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in collaboration with minority professional organizations.

Apply Now. Deadline to apply is October 10, 2016.

This mini-case scholarship competition is scheduled to take place on Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., and Friday, November 11, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate/professional program. Targeted majors include business, marketing, urban studies, finance/accounting, public health, healthcare administration, psychology, and related fields.

Please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at or 216.445.7323 with any questions.

Pipeline to Professional Alumni Association

The PPAA serves as a connector that impacts and engages current and past participants of Diversity Pipeline Programs while fostering, maintaining and supporting a mutually beneficial relationship between its alumni and Cleveland Clinic.


  • Track participants of all Diversity Pipeline Programs
  • Report key outcomes
  • Provide networking and mentoring opportunities 
  • Attract/retain talent for Cleveland Clinic
  • Create engagement opportunities for alumni through workshops and events
  • Mentor-ship Program
  • Participation in service projects

If you are a current or past participant of the Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference, Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy, Clinic Solutions, or Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program, please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at