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.

A maximum of two 4-week rotations may be scheduled up to two months in advance. We will 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.

Course Catalog

View Our Course Catalog

  • Please note that this takes you to an external website belonging to Case Western (as we are affiliated with the school 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).

Course Availability

View 2018-19 Course Availability (PDF)

  • Please note this is not a reflection of availability in real time but rather if an area is available to a visiting student (along with minimum USMLE requirements as some courses have a requirement higher than 220).
Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

Please note that 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. There is a maximum of two rotations per student.

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.

2018 – 2019 Academic Calendar

*Block 1 7/02/2018 – 7/27/2018
Block 2 7/30/2018 – 8/24/2018
Block 3 8/27/2018 – 9/21/2018
Block 4 9/24/2018 – 10/19/2018
Block 5 10/22/2018 – 11/16/2018
Block 6 11/19/2018 – 12/14/2018
Block 7 No Visiting Students
Block 8 1/14/2019 – 2/08/2019
Block 9 2/11/2019 – 3/08/2019
Block 10 3/11/2019 – 4/05/2019
Block 11 4/08/2019 – 5/03/2019
Block 12  5/06/2019 – 5/31/2019
Block 13 6/03/2019 – 6/28/2019

*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.