Elective Course Catalog

Elective Course Catalog

Cleveland Clinic offers elective rotations in many specialty areas to students who have completed their core clinical rotations and are in their final year of medical school.

Due to recent AAMC guidelines, only one rotation may be scheduled at Cleveland Clinic. This will be scheduled about two months in advance to start date. We do not accept applications for the months of July and December. International rotations are suspended for 2021. Please check FAQ section.

Please refer to the course description via course catalog for each rotation of interest for more information. 

Course Catalog

View Our Course Catalog

  • Please note that this takes you to an external website belonging to Case Western Reserve University (we are affiliated with Case and share the course catalog with them and other hospitals).
  • Only courses that end in the letter "C" are at Cleveland Clinic (locations are identified in the catalog).
  • Do NOT try to log into the course catalog, only those with a Case ID may log in.

Course Availability

View 2021-22 Course Availability (PDF)

  • Please note the document does not reflect course availability in real time. Rather, it shows which areas are available to a visiting student to request, along with minimum USMLE requirements (some courses have a requirement higher than 220 or lower - please review PDF).

Academic Calendar / Dates 

View 2021-22 Academic Calendar

  • Rotations must be scheduled based on our academic calendar, this is strategic to allow maximum number of students to rotate.
2021-2022 Academic Calendar

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

2021-2022 Academic Calendar

All visiting student rotations are scheduled as 4‐week block rotations only. Rotations must be scheduled based on our academic calendar (dates listed below). No exceptions will be made. Each student is limited to one elective rotation.

Remember, priority is given to our own students for scheduling electives. Therefore, confirmation will not be given to visiting students more than 30‐60 days prior to the start date.

2021– 2022 Academic Calendar

*Block 1 No Visiting Students
*Block 2 No Visiting Students
Block 3 08/23/2021 – 09/17/2021
Block 4 09/20/2021 – 10/15/2021
Block 5 10/18/2021 – 11/12/2021
Block 6 11/15/2021 – 12/10/2021
Block 7 No Visiting Students
Block 8 01/10/2022 – 02/04/2022
Block 9 02/07/2022 – 03/04/2022
Block 10 03/07/2022 – 04/01/2022
Block 11 04/04/2022 – 04/29/2022
Block 12 05/02/2022 – 05/27/2022
Block 13 05/30/2022 – 06/24/2022

*No rotations are offered in block 1 or 2 due to AAMC guidelines.

We do not allow switching rotations once you have been confirmed.