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

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 from HBCUs, HACUs, and colleges/universities in Northeast Ohio. 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 provides students the opportunity to showcase research while competing for scholarship dollars.

The next Aspiring Physicians and Research Scientists Conference (APRSC) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 23 - Friday, May 25, 2018 Friday at Cleveland Clinic.

Please sign up for email updates for the 2018 conference. Travel awards are available for out of state applicants. Accommodations for the duration of the conference are provided to all selected attendees at no cost.

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.

Clinic Solutions will take place on Wednesday, November 8 – Friday, November 10, 2017.


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

Deadline to apply is Friday, October 13, 2017. Accepted applicants will be notified via email by Monday, October 23, 2017. 

Diversity Pipeline Talent Management 

Join the job interest community for individuals who have participated in Cleveland Clinic's diversity pipeline programs or relationship-building activities with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) hosted by the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.  

Pipeline to Professional Alumni Association (PPAA)

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 to attract, develop, and retain talent.

  • Aspiring Physicians & Research Scientists Conference  
  • Charles R. Drew Saturday Academy 
  • Clinic Solutions 
  • Young Business Leaders Summer Internship Program 

HBCU & HSI Colleges & Universities 
Individuals who have connected with Cleveland Clinic representatives on campus, via online systems such as Handshake or NACHE or referred by college faculty & staff from one of the following schools: 

  • Clark Atlanta University 
  • Florida International University  
  • Hampton University 
  • Howard University
  • Morgan State University 
  • Morehouse College  
  • Spelman College  
  • Texas A&M at Corpus Christi
  • Tuskegee University 
  • University of California – Irvine 
  • University of Houston 
  • Xavier University of Louisiana

Please sign up for the interest community and for email updates regarding opportunities available at Cleveland Clinic.