Overview

Overview

In 2007, Cleveland Clinic recognized the importance of educating our future health professions caregivers by forming the Center for Health Professions 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. In addition, we offer onboarding for health professions students, affiliation agreements with external academic institutions, and a multitude of other services related to the educational mission of Cleveland Clinic.

Center for Health Professions Education Mission

To promote an excellent learning experience for a diverse population of health professions students in the Cleveland Clinic health system so that they may become providers of the best care to patients as members of the interprofessional care team.

Center for Health Professions Education Vision

To facilitate the training of all health professions students across the Cleveland Clinic health system in order to provide uniformly excellent, equitable, and inclusive education through our internal and affiliate-based training programs for the benefit of our community and to help meet the workforce needs of the Cleveland Clinic health system.

Center for Health Professions Education Diversity Statement

The Center for Health Professions Education and Cleveland Clinic are committed to valuing all people through our organization, regardless of background or culture. A diverse and inclusive environment for students and culturally appropriate care for our patients are essential to fulfilling or vision to be the best place for care anywhere and the best place to work in health care. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Fast Facts

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

  • 93 health professions disciplines in the Cleveland Clinic health system that provide student training.
  • 2,918 health professions students placed in clinical rotations at Cleveland Clinic.
    • 2,313 students placed from affiliate-based programs.
    • 480 students placed from Cleveland Clinic training programs.
    • 125 students placed from Cleveland Clinic Health Professions 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.
  • 117 academic institutions involved in our affiliate-based programs.
  • 29 states (including the District of Columbia) where we have affiliate-based programs.
  • 49 schools in Ohio in which we have affiliate-based programs.

These figures are for the 2020-21 academic year.

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Our Team

Our Team

Mari Knettle, DPT, EdD
Mari Knettle, DPT, EdD
Staff, Medical Director

Michelle Hrehocik, MBA
Michelle Hrehocik, MBA
Administrative Director

Kerilyn Gillombardo, Coordinator | Health Sciences Education | Cleveland Clinic
Kerilyn Gillombardo, MNAL
Administrative Program Coordinator

Teresa Duncan - Medical Assistant Student Coordinator | Cleveland Clinic
Teresa Duncan, CMA (AAMA)
Medical Assistant Student Coordinator

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Center for Health Professions Education

9500 Euclid Ave. JJ21 
Cleveland, OH 44195
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed holidays)

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