Interested candidates should write to Graduate Medical Education for additional information and application forms. After acceptance to the position, contingent upon external funding, the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation will assist in providing the necessary forms to obtain the appropriate visa.
Due to the large number of applications received for these few positions, the appointments are made based upon how promptly the application process is completed. Also, due to the amount of paperwork required, it is not uncommon to begin the application process one year to eighteen months prior to the anticipated start date. Delay in completion of the application process, including written confirmation of funding, may result in a later starting date.
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Research and Education
The Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism department offers Voluntary Visiting Research Positions that start on January and July of every Year. The duration of the program is 6 months to 2 years. There is no funding at the moment; however there is financial coverage for educational, materials, presentations, conferences and publications.
Education in Clinical Research methodology
Assist the department with ongoing research projects, studies, manuscripts and/or chapter/textbook writing.
Participate in research meetings, seminars, journal clubs, symposiums and professional society meetings.
Prerequisite Educational Level or Credentials
- Recent medical graduates, residents, physicians and scientist interested in conducting basic science and clinical research in the field of Endocrinology.
Description of Program
(may include research projects, conferences and meetings)
- The term of Voluntary Visiting research will be a minimum of 6 months and might be extended to 2 years. This is a Clinical Research Program. The visiting researcher and Supervisor will decide on the projects that will be completed.
- During the program at Cleveland Clinic Florida, candidates will demonstrate proficiency in the varied aspects of basic of clinical research including study design, IRB compliance, data collection, data analysis, statistics, oral presentation and manuscript preparation.
- The Visiting Researcher will be responsible for a minimum of one study to be completed for presentation at a local, regional, national or international research or professional society meeting and/or submission for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
- This program provides a wide diversity of clinical research possibilities in our field, including: Diabetes, thyroid, adrenal, bone and pituitary disease.
Level of Supervision
- The Visiting researcher will work under the direction of Jose Cabral, MD, Chair of the department and Carmen Vanessa Villabona, MD, Program Director and might also be supervised by department staff physicians: Pascual Desantis, MD, Vineeth Mohan, MD, Tessey Jose,MD, Sandra Williams, MD and Susan Boston, MD.
Carmen Vanessa Villabona, MD
Department of Endocrinology
Attn:; Lorna Lewis
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, FL 33331
The Pulmonary Medicine department offers Visiting Research positions that start on January and July of every year. Positions are usually for a year. There is monetary coverage for educational materials, presentations, conferences and publications; however at the moment there is no monetary stipend.
- Education in Clinical Research methodology
- Conduct clinical research projects and get publications
- Participate in the screening process of patients candidates for enrollment in multi-institutional clinical trials
- Participate in the Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic, Inpatient Consults and Critical Care rounds in the ICU
- Attend Internal Medicine Board Review lectures, teaching rounds, noon conferences, grand rounds and journal club
- Assistance with the IM residency application process, Letters of recommendation, counseling and interview rehearsal sessions
- Attend nationwide conferences and presentations of the Research work
As a Medicine Visiting Researcher at Cleveland Clinic Florida you will have a diversity of research possibilities in different areas of our department.
Your supervisor and you will decide on the projects that you will take on during your tenure. Research in pulmonary medicine involves a variety of opportunities including but not limited to coordinate and participate in a variety of complex activities involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical outcomes, comparison between different device/procedures, and contribution in multi-institutional trials. It may include designing and presenting teaching videos and PowerPoint presentations for meetings, websites and other academic ventures.
Patient Contact-In order to fully comprehend the executed research is of paramount importance to have a thorough clinical and technical understanding of protocols and procedures under investigation. Opportunities that are offered and part of the medicine research program include observation and participation in the procedure room or intensive care unit and patient visitations. Procedure room participation is limited to observation. Patient contact may be made for research purposes with adequate consent.
You will get a Florida Limited License under Cleveland Clinic Florida (at our cost).
Opportunities in the outpatient clinic include observation and participation in the outpatient clinic. Observation while either staff physicians and/or clinical residents are interviewing, examining or determining the assessment plan is available. Furthermore, under the supervision of a staff physician interviewing and examining patients will allow a better understanding of goals of research.
Opportunities in the hospital comprise observation in intensive care unit, and patients in whom consultation has been requested. Observation while either the staff physician and/or the clinical residents are interviewing, examining or determining the assessment and plan are available. The hospital contact will allow for a significant understanding of pulmonary patients necessary for completing pulmonary research.
Our recent graduate fellows have been successful in finding positions all around. One fellow is now in the internal medicine program at the Clinic, another has become a research coordinator in the industry, and another has found a position in a hospital in Florida.
If you are interested in applying for the Research Fellowship in Medicine please contact our coordinator:
Please include your Curriculum Vitae (CV) if you are responding via email or fax it to 954.659.5451
Attn: Research Fellowship in Medicine.