The Center for Youth and College Education (CYCE) offers programming that is far-reaching.
At the classroom level, teachers and their students can participate in Connected Career Rounds, which focuses on a different healthcare topic every other week between October and March and exposes learners to numerous careers in healthcare.
At an individual level, students can participate in paid summer internships that prepare them for a career in clinical and non-clinical settings. Through the Student Pathways Program, high school students embark on a path that could directly lead to employment or certification.
We also welcome visiting researchers to work in our leading-edge facilities alongside Cleveland Clinic scientists.
We look forward to placing students in shadowing experiences and working with partner organizations to advance the learning of K-12 and college students.
Looking for healthcare professionals to discuss clinical and nonclinical healthcare careers? The Center for Youth and College Education (CYCE) Speakers Bureau can arrange for Cleveland Clinic healthcare professionals to speak to your group, either virtually or in person.
CYCE provides speakers for local school districts and colleges/universities as well as for career/job fairs and other events. Speakers are available for panel discussions, breakout sessions, healthcare career discussions and more.
We ask that you contact us at least 90 days prior to your event date to request a speaker.
To request a speaker, please complete the speaker request form.
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
The Center for Youth and College Education and Cleveland Clinic are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background or culture. A diverse and inclusive environment for students and staff, and culturally appropriate care for our patients are essential to fulfilling our vision to be the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in healthcare. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Cleveland Clinic is committed to providing a working and learning environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. It is the policy of Cleveland Clinic to ensure that the working and learning environment is free from discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin, disability, military status, citizenship, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Cleveland Clinic prohibits any such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.
Any participant in a Cleveland Clinic educational program, including any student, trainee or employee, who may have been subject to discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic is encouraged to make a report.
Reports of discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression may be made to the Title IX Coordinator. Please visit our Title IX page for additional information and/or send an email to TitleIX@ccf.org.
Reports of discrimination on the basis of any other protected characteristic may be made to the Office of Educational Equity at EduEquity@ccf.org.
In addition, Cleveland Clinic shall provide reasonable accommodations to any qualified student with a disability in order for the student to have equal access to their program. Students needing reasonable accommodations in order to apply to or participate in the program should contact the program director as early as possible.
Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Cleveland Clinic.