The Cleveland Clinic main campus emergency department is proud to be an ED rotation site for third year medical students at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and students at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM). Our ED has been an academic site for the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine since the first students at the school began their clinical years. In addition to ED rotations, we also offer a two-week ED ultrasound medical student rotation. Medical students get to work with both emergency medicine attendings and residents.

Residents interested in going into academics can gain excellent experience and practice at bedside teaching to the students. Medical students have been a part of many research projects with our ED faculty.

Students interested in doing ED based research should contact Sharon Mace, MD at maces@ccf.org.

Emergency Medicine Acting Internship

Emergency Medicine Acting Internship

The Cleveland Clinic also offers an opportunity for fourth year medical students to complete an acting internship (AI) in emergency medicine. Any student completing the AI can receive a Standard Letter of Evaluations (SLOE) by Dr. Kambhampati.

To apply for the AI, use the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to complete a visiting student application with Cleveland Clinic. When applying, be sure to include two preference dates.

If you want to apply for an Acting Internship to our program use the link above and select EMMD 4007C for Cleveland Clinic primary site and EMMD 4007B for MetroHealth primary site.

If you have any questions about visiting student rotations, or need assistance with applying for a rotation, please contact Andrea Beyer at 216.444.9977 or email at beyera@ccf.org.

Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship

We value diversity of cultures and we believe this strengthens our mission to provide the highest quality care to every patient that comes through our doors.

The MetroHealth Department of Emergency Medicine offers an Acting Internship (AI) scholarship to under-represented minority medical students. The scholarship provides $2,000 to cover the costs of travel, lodging, and other expenses associated with the four-week rotation in Cleveland, Ohio.

This Acting Internship takes place at the MetroHealth ED as the primary site.


Applicants must be rising or current fourth year medical students from under-represented backgrounds (racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender identification) in good academic standing currently enrolled in accredited United States medical schools located outside of Northeast Ohio who plan on entering into a career in emergency medicine.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply for the rotation via VSLO.

Required application items include:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement (Why Metro/CCF)
  • USMLE Step 1
  • Drug screen & background check
  • Attestation of academic standing
  • AAMC Standard Immunization Statement
  • Transcript
  • Photo

In addition, please email the following short essays to Dr. Sandy Najarian at snajarian@metrohealth.org.

  1. Describe how your status as an under-represented minority in medicine has impacted your medical education and/or experiences within healthcare (250 words or less).
  2. Describe your past activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine (250 words or less).

Applications are due 60 days before the start of the rotation. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible as positions fill quickly.

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Our Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a combined program sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, the MetroHealth System, and the Cleveland Clinic.

Learn more about our program here.