An elective rotation at the Center for Functional Medicine will expose Medical Students to an innovative, patient-oriented healthcare delivery model that is unique both clinically and operationally. Students will learn what it means to identify the ‘root cause’ of disease in order to restore health and the value of patient-centered care.

Students will spend the majority of their time with Clinical staff and designated time with other integral members of the clinical team. All educational materials are available online through Cleveland Clinic’s MyLearning platform.


All Medical students must be in their final year of schooling and have completed the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine core clerkships.

Knowledge of Functional Medicine is preferred, but not required.


  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Case Medical Students: One, two or four-week elective
  • Visiting Students: One, four-week elective

How to apply

The Center for Functional Medicine accepts applications from Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine/Case Medical Students as well as visiting medical students.

Course Catalog Code: MEDS4007C

Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Erik Modlo, MD
Program Director, Center for Functional Medicine