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 do not accept applications for the months of July and December (July has a few exceptions, see calendar).

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)

  • 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

  • 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

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 different elective 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.

2020 – 2021 Academic Calendar

*Block 1 06/29/2020 – 07/24/2020
Block 2 07/27/2020 – 08/21/2020
Block 3 08/24/2020 – 09/18/2020
Block 4 09/21/2020 – 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

*Most rotations are not offered in July (Block 1) except:

  • Anesthesiology Acting Internship
  • Functional Medicine
  • Neurological Surgery Acting Internship
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Acting Internship
  • Otolaryngology Acting Internship
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Acting Internship
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Urology Acting Internship

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