Clinical Training Programs

Clinical Training Programs

Anesthesiology Institute

Bariatric & Metabolic Institute

Cancer Institute

Cleveland Clinic Children's

Digestive Disease Institute (includes General Surgery)

Endocrine & Metabolism Institute

Eye Institute (Cole)

Heart & Vascular Institute (Miller Family)

Imaging Institute

Medicine Institute

Neurological Institute (includes Psychiatry/Psychology and Spine Health)

OB/GYN & Women's Health Institute

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute

Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Institute

Respiratory Institute

Urological & Kidney Institute (Glickman)

Post-graduate Training Program

Post-graduate Training Program

Post-graduate Training Program for International Medical Students

Cleveland Clinic has established a unique tuition-based training program to provide eligible fourth-year medical school students and graduates an opportunity to prepare for further post-graduate medical education in the United States, with combined opportunities for research. The one-year program is coordinated through the Cleveland Clinic Center for Graduate Medical Education, and seeks to attract candidates from outside the U.S.

Program Goals

The goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the trainees to improve their chances of success in completing the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 CK and/or CS Certification.

Training will also provide insights into the U.S. medical system, which will be helpful to trainees if they hope to subsequently pursue U.S. residency programs (although the program can neither provide nor guarantee residency placement).

Curriculum

Consistent with a focus on clinical and research training, the program curriculum offers:

  1. Observation in actual clinical and research settings
  2. Participation in ongoing clinical conferences such as grand rounds and relevant departmental lectures and teaching series
  3. Coursework on the principles of clinical research
  4. Opportunity to participate and to receive mentorship in a research project
  5. Training opportunities in the Cleveland Clinic’s state-of-the-art Simulation and Advanced Skills Center

Participants also may select from a number of online and live courses offered by the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute.

Participant Responsibilities

Program participants will serve as observers and can participate in all lectures and teaching forums but, as observers without licensure, will not have direct contact with patients.

Faculty Responsibilities

Cleveland Clinic faculty members will be assigned as mentors and will both supervise trainees during their clinical observation and research, and evaluate trainees.

Certificate

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Experience to Date

During the 2013-14 academic year, we hosted several international medical students from India in collaboration with the Dr. Nirmala Swami Charitable Trust.

Answers to FAQs

Please review answers to frequently asked questions.

Direct any further questions about the program, including application details, to the Center for Graduate Medical Education at meded@ccf.org.  Include “International Post-graduate Training Program” in the subject field.

How to Apply

To be considered for the program, please email meded@ccf.org and attach:

  1. Cover letter including your medical specialty interest
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Medical school transcript
  4. Letter of recommendation from your medical school’s dean
Non-clinical Training Programs

Non-clinical Training Programs

Lerner Research Institute

Education Institute

Education Institute

Post-doctoral Education Fellowship

This two-year fellowship is designed to help PhD/EdD-prepared professionals develop expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating educational programs in healthcare. The program is sponsored by the Center for Educational Resources in the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute.

Who Should Apply

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Terminal degree in the educational, social or behavioral sciences
  • Exposure to relevant theoretical frameworks within education

We will consider recent graduates and those meeting PhD/EdD candidacy requirements (completed all coursework and passed qualifying exam). Preference will be given to applicants who have completed their dissertation or who plan to pursue dissertation research at Cleveland Clinic.

Benefits of Being a Post-doctoral Fellow

Fellows have the opportunity to:

  • Learn and apply educational concepts to healthcare settings.
  • Conduct scholarly reviews of the literature.
  • Plan and implement projects within the Education Institute in collaboration with Education Institute faculty/professional staff.
  • Participate in education conferences at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Design and implement one major project of mutual interest to the Education Institute and fellow.
  • Prepare a manuscript of a major project suitable for publication in a high-impact, peer-reviewed journal.

Personal and Professional Attributes of a Successful Fellow

  • Demonstrates compassion, integrity and ethical practices in all personal/professional interactions and research activities at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Assumes responsibility for own learning and actively contributes to the learning of others.
  • Uses effective written and oral communication with others in different settings (research meetings, personal interactions, etc.).
  • Meets professional obligations (see below description of educational activities and requirements) in a reliable and timely manner.
  • Follows all institutional and departmental policies for employment:
    • Fulfills all trainee policies outlined in the Graduate Medical handbook (annual TB screening, etc.).
    • Physically reports to Cleveland Clinic main campus to fulfill 40-hour work week (basis of salary and benefits).
    • Obtains advance approval from the program director for all planned absences (vacation, conferences, etc.), and completes documentation before planned absences or immediately after unexpected absences (sickness, etc.) using GME’s “Trainee Application for Time Away” form.
    • Meets weekly with program director.

What a Post-doctoral Fellow Can Expect

  • Gain familiarity with the language, culture and teaching/learning practices of education in healthcare settings
  • Assist with the following, depending upon personal interest, professional development or institutional priorities:
    • Educational activities
    • Curriculum design
    • Faculty development
    • Program evaluation activities
    • Research projects
    • Complete a minimum of four educational rotation opportunities

View these rotation opportunity examples. Rotations can be tailored to the fellow's individual needs and skills, along with their desire for a new learning opportunity:

Performance Requirements

  • Prepares for and participates in scheduled learning activities/experiences throughout fellowship.
  • Successfully completes approved educational rotations (four rotations for two-year fellowships).
  • Completes an educational research project that is based on a formal proposal (four to six pages) summarizing a required research project that can be completed within two years. The proposal should include a summary of pertinent literature, focused research questions/hypotheses, clearly described methods, project timeline, proposed budget and references. An oversight committee must approve the project proposal before the project is implemented during the fellowship.
  • Presents project report to Education Governing Group and as an Education Institute grand rounds.
  • Submits a formal report describing outcomes/results of the required education research project that is suitable for publication in a high-impact peer-reviewed journal.

Faculty

View a list of Education Institute faculty as well as links to their staff profiles:

Past Fellowship Work Products

View past post-doctoral fellow peer-reviewed work products.

Salary & Benefits

The salary is competitive ($50-65K) and depends on the experience, qualifications and doctoral status of the individual. The position includes a comprehensive benefit package.

How to Apply

Application review: January through May 2018
Interviews: May through June 2018
Position becomes available: July/August 2018

Please prepare a personal statement that addresses how your abilities and interests would contribute to the Education Institute’s mission and how the education fellowship aligns with your career goals. We will request additional materials (e.g., letters of reference, other supporting documents) after initial contact. Send your curriculum vitae and personal statement to:

Email: Beth Bierer, PhD, at CCLCMPostDoc@ccf.org

Or mail to:

Beth Bierer, PhD, Program Director
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
9500 Euclid Ave. NA25
Cleveland, OH 44195

We will review applications as they are received until the position is filled. The fellowship will begin at a mutually agreeable time.