In 2007, Cleveland Clinic recognized the importance of educating our future health science caregivers by forming the Center for Health Sciences Education. The center coordinates Cleveland Clinic's own internal training programs with the external affiliated training programs offered at educational facilities throughout Ohio and across the nation.

We offer the following services:

  • Affiliation agreement negotiations
  • Student onboarding
  • Clinical program reviews

Fast Facts

Below are important statistics and facts about our training programs, students and more.

  • 93 health science disciplines in the Cleveland Clinic health system that provide student training.
  • 2,675 health science students placed in clinical rotations at Cleveland Clinic.
    • 2,271 students placed from affiliate-based programs.
    • 340 students placed from Cleveland Clinic training programs.
    • 64 students placed from Cleveland Clinic Health Science Resident/Fellowship programs.
    • 38% of students placed at Cleveland Clinic main campus.
    • 62% of students placed at Cleveland Clinic community hospitals and family health centers.
  • 112 academic institutions involved in our affiliate-based programs.
  • 27 states (including the District of Columbia) where we have affiliate-based programs.
  • 48 schools in Ohio in which we have affiliate-based programs.

These figures are for the 2017-18 academic year.

Our Team

Our Team

Mari Knettle, DPT, EdD
Associate Staff, Director

Michelle Hrehocik
Program Manager

Kerilyn Gillombardo, Coordinator | Health Sciences Education | Cleveland Clinic
Kerilyn Gillombardo

Contact Us

Contact Us

Center for Health Sciences Education

9500 Euclid Ave. / NA31 
Cleveland, OH 44195
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


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