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 $2,500 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.

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.
  • Strong preference is given to those who self-identify as a member of a racial or ethnic group historically underrepresented in medicine including African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.
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
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery*
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology- Integrated
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 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

*The Cleveland Clinic General Surgery Residency Program offers its own scholarship for medical students underrepresented in surgery. Learn more.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please include a 300-word (or less) statement of interest, letter of support from your medical school dean and your current CV.

You will be notified if you’ve been accepted into the program approximately six to eight weeks after we receive your application.

For more information, please email electiveprogram@ccf.org.