About the Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Ten students (nine for medicine and one for pharmacy) will be chosen annually to participate in this program. Successful applicants can rank up to three clinical specialties for the rotation.

A $2,000 stipend and free on-campus housing are provided to successful applicants. Students need to meet the guidelines listed for electives in general (with the exception of the application fee). View the Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions to the right for details.

The scholarships are funded by the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Graduate Medical Education.

URiM scholarship applications have closed as of April 1, 2024, for the 2024/25 academic year.
Clinical Rotation Overview

Clinical Rotation Overview

During the four-week clinical rotation, you will spend time with the teams that care for patients on either outpatient or inpatient clinical services.

You will be paired with an advisor who will facilitate your stay and direct you to the appropriate resources. The advisor will also serve as a mentor, offering career guidance during your rotation at Cleveland Clinic.

You will be given a list of conferences that will take place during the rotation along with the time necessary to attend these conferences. A resident from the House Staff Association will be assigned to help you find your way around campus and Cleveland.

You will meet with the Director of Graduate Medical Education or their delegate to learn more about Cleveland Clinic’s training programs. You will also meet with the residency program director of the specialty in which the rotation is taking place, and you will be invited to social events with other scholarship recipients.

Characteristics of Successful Applicants

Characteristics of Successful Applicants

  • Full-time medical students in good academic standing and with an excellent academic record enrolled at an LCME- or COCA-accredited US medical school.
  • At the time of the rotation, participants must be in their final year of medical school and planning to apply for residency in the upcoming cycle.
  • We strongly encourage applications from those who are historically underrepresented in medicine, such as members of minority racial and ethnic cultural groups, LGBTQI-identified or gender nonconforming individuals, those whose parents did not go to college, those who identify as having a lower income and individuals with disabilities.
Available Clinical Rotations

Available Clinical Rotations

The following Cleveland Clinic residency programs have available clinical rotations:

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Child Neurology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology- Integrated
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Please note this is a separate scholarship opportunity the department is offering to students completing OB rotations at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery Integrated
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery Integrated
  • Vascular Surgery Integrated

Health Sciences Residency

  • Pharmacy


Kereen Contact, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 

“The best part of the experience for me was the hospitality. From the minute I arrived, everyone was welcoming and made sure I had everything I needed. Everyone made me feel at ease. There was never a moment that I felt like someone didn’t have my back or wasn’t helpful, including all the residents and program directors. I loved it.”
– Kereen Constant, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC

 Koura Sall, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, New York

“The opportunity to be involved in patient care was the best part of the rotation. I was able to offer my input during rounds and participate in procedures. Cleveland Clinic is an amazing institution. Don’t think twice about applying!”
– Koura Sall, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harlem, New York

Brandon Wilkins, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio 

“The experience definitely helped me grow clinically. I really got to see what it’s like to be a resident and feel I have a better idea about the flow of residency. I can imagine a much smoother transition to residency now that I’ve had this experience.”
– Brandon Wilkins, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications are closed as of April 1, 2024, for the 2024/25 academic year.