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 2020-21 Course Availability (PDF)

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, along with minimum USMLE requirements (some courses have a requirement higher than 220 or lower - please review PDF).

Academic Calendar / Dates 

View 2020-21 Academic Calendar

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.
2020-2021 Academic Calendar

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

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 different elective rotations.

**At this time, Cleveland Clinic will allow visiting students to start rotating in September. Due to COVID-19, our offering of dates have changed (see below).

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.

2020 – 2021 Academic Calendar

*Block 1 No longer offered
Block 2 No longer offered
Block 3c 09/07/2020 – 09/25/2020
Block 4c 09/28/2020 – 10/16/2020
Block 5 10/19/2020 – 11/13/2020
Block 6 11/16/2020 – 12/11/2020
Block 7 No Visiting Students
Block 8 01/11/2021 – 02/05/2021
Block 9 02/08/2021 – 03/05/2021
Block 10 03/08/2021 – 04/02/2021
Block 11 04/05/2021 – 04/30/2021
Block 12 05/03/2021 – 05/28/2021
Block 13 05/31/2021 – 06/25/2021

Blocks 3c and 4c have been shortened to three weeks to accommodate academic changes.

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

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.