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.
A maximum of two 4-week rotations may be scheduled up to two months in advance. We do not accept applications for the months of July and December.
Please refer to the course description linked to the rotation of interest for more information.
- 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).
- Please note the document does not reflect course availability in real time. Rather, it shows which areas are available to a visiting student, along with minimum USMLE requirements (some courses have a requirement higher than 220 or lower - please review PDF).
2019-2020 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 a maximum of two rotations.
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.
2019 – 2020 Academic Calendar
|*Block 1||7/01/2019 – 7/26/2019|
|Block 2||7/29/2019 – 8/23/2019|
|Block 3||8/26/2019 – 9/20/2019|
|Block 4||9/23/2019 – 10/18/2019|
|Block 5||10/21/2019 – 11/15/2019|
|Block 6||11/18/2019 – 12/13/2019|
|Block 7||No Visiting Students|
|Block 8||1/13/2020 – 2/07/2020|
|Block 9||2/10/2020 – 3/06/2020|
|Block 10||3/09/2020 – 4/03/2020|
|Block 11||4/06/2020 – 5/01/2020|
|Block 12||5/04/2020 – 5/29/2020|
|Block 13||6/01/2020 – 6/26/2020|
*Most rotations are not offered in July (Block 1) except:
- Neurological Surgery Acting Internship
- Orthopaedic Surgery Acting Internship
- Otolaryngology Acting Internship
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Acting Internship
- Urology Acting Internship
We do not allow switching rotations once you have been confirmed.