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Resources for Students

Cleveland Clinic’s diversity pipeline programs are designed to engage talented high school and 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.

Questions?

Please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 216.445.7323 or diversity4u@ccf.org.

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.

2016 Conference Information

The 8th Annual Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference (APRSC) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 25, Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27, 2016 at Cleveland Clinic.

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. 

Please sign up for email updates for the 2016 Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference.

Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy

The Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy is a high school pipeline program designed to increase representation of American Indian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander physicians, research scientists, physician investigators, physician leaders, dentists, and dental specialists.

Saturday Academy, a collaborative initiative between Cleveland Clinic and Health Legacy of Cleveland, Inc., supports underrepresented minority high school students by providing participants with career information and critical skill sets to support their matriculation through higher education, medical/dental school and beyond.

Students engage with health care professionals to learn of the various aspects associated with the fields of medicine, science, and dentistry. Hands-on activities; talks, tours; a one-on-one mentoring session with a health care professional; and the implementation of a community blood drive are all part of this intensive program.

Eligibility Criteria for Application to the Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy:

  • A strong interest in science
  • Underrepresented Minority in Medicine (URMM) — American Indian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • Must be 15 years of age by January 1st
  • Must be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the fall of the 2015/2016 academic year
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Parent must commit to supporting student’s attendance at each session
  • Submit the Application and Supporting Documents, Recommendation Letters, and Essay
  • Submit Written Documentation of Good Health (this includes): Complete Certified Immunization Record showing that the student has been immunized against the common communicable diseases
  • Please refer to the Application Checklist included in the application packet for details and instructions regarding all required documentation to be submitted with the application

2016 Application Instructions

Program Dates: January 9, 2016 – March 26, 2016

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to inform you that applications are now being accepted for the Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy Program.  Deadline to apply is Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5 p.m.

Click here to access the 2016 Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy online application. 

Using the new online based application, students are able to complete all necessary information including the upload of the official high school transcripts, complete immunization record, and requesting recommendations from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, and parent/guardian via a system-generated email link.

Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy Online Application Components

  • Student Application Form
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Complete Certified Immunization Record (showing that the student has been immunized against the common communicable diseases)
  • 500-word double-spaced typed essay
  • Parent/Guardian – Recommendation & Authorization Form
  • Recommendation from Guidance Counselor or Principal
  • Recommendation from Teacher (Science or Math)

All application materials including recommendations, and supporting documents must be submitted using the online application system by Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. Partial applications or those e-mailed, hand delivered or received in the mail after the deadline will not be accepted.

Please contact the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at diversity4u@ccf.org or 216.445.7323 with any questions. 

Clinic Solutions

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.

A key element of the one-and-a-half day session includes a business case competition between students from Ohio colleges and universities. 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.

Clinic Solutions is scheduled to take place on November 12-13, 2015. 

If you are interested in competing in the next case competition, please sign up for email updates.

To learn more, contact:
Angie Eichelberger
Program Manager
216.445.7323
diversity4u@ccf.org

Young Business Leaders Summer Internship

Cleveland Clinic’s Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program is a nine-week paid summer business internship for rising high school juniors and seniors within Northeast Ohio.

This "pipeline" program is designed to increase the number of under-represented minorities (American Indian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander) in management at Cleveland Clinic. Participating students will be tracked throughout high school and beyond with a longitudinal goal of conversion back to Cleveland Clinic after high school and college graduation.

Participating students are assigned to work in a business area based upon career interest and/or demonstrated aptitude as identified through their transcripts and letters of reference.

Students interested in submitting an application for the Cleveland Clinic Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program should meet the following criteria:

  • A strong interest in business, healthcare administration, and other business related fields (i.e. diversity, finance, human resources, marketing, law, and technology);
  • Must be 16 years of age by June 1st
  • Must be entering 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the 2015/2016 academic year
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Submit the Application and Supporting Documents, Essay, and Reference Letters
  • Submit Written Documentation of Good Health (this includes): Complete Certified Immunization Record showing that the student has been immunized against the common communicable diseases
  • Please refer to the Application Checklist included in the application packet for details and instructions regarding all required documentation to be submitted with the application

Please sign up for email updates regarding the 2016 Cleveland Clinic Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program. 

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.

Goals/Values/Purpose:
  • 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
  • Mentorship 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 diversity4u@ccf.org.