Overview

Overview

Cleveland Clinic provides an array of clinical experiences that foster innovation and learning. These hands-on experiences play an integral part in student learning, and the Center for Health Professions Education is happy to support this process.

Our center is committed to improving communication and streamlining the onboarding of health professions students for academic affiliates from all over the country. As part of this effort, we have implemented an electronic onboarding process. We hope you will find this resource beneficial.

Diversity Statement

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

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If you have any questions regarding the onboarding process or clinical experiences, please contact the Center for Health Professions Education at [email protected].

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Students

Students

After clinical placement is confirmed by your academic institution and Cleveland Clinic*, you will be required to complete an electronic onboarding and orientation process. An email will be sent to you to begin this process. This process will be initiated by  your academic institution. An email will be sent to you when you are able to begin onboarding. 

In order to ensure a safe environment for patients, employees and other visitors, these requirements must be completed during onboarding:

  1. Update and verify your personal information 
  2. Review Cleveland Clinic's mission, vision, and values
  3. Review Cleveland Clinic policies
  4. Sign a student confidentially statement and waiver
  5. Meet all health and background check requirements
  6. Complete online coursework
  7. Obtain a student ID badge

Thank you for your interest in establishing a clinical rotation at Cleveland Clinic.

*If you do not already have clinical placement, please contact your academic representative to make arrangements. To complete a student rotation at Cleveland Clinic, an Affiliation Agreement must exist between Cleveland Clinic and your academic institution. Therefore, all clinical placements are arranged between the academic institution's representative and Cleveland Clinic.

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Academic Representatives

Academic Representatives

Clinical Placement and Onboarding Instructions

Step 1: Verify Affiliation Agreement

Verify that a current Affiliation Agreement exists between Cleveland Clinic and your academic institution. If you are unsure whether or not an Affiliation Agreement exists between your institution and Cleveland Clinic, please contact [email protected].

Step 2: Arrange Clinical Placement

Placements can ONLY be arranged by an academic representative after an affiliation agreement is fully executed between Cleveland Clinic and the academic institution. The Center for Health Professions Education does not assist with arrangements for placement. Clinical placements are made with a designated education representative for the individual discipline. Please contact the Center for Health Professions Education if you have questions about who the designated contact is for your discipline. Clinical placement requests must be made by a representative of the academic program; requests made directly by the students will not be considered. 

Step 3: Complete the Onboarding Request Form

An onboarding request form must be completed by the Academic Program Director or other academic representative after clinical placement has been arranged and the student has met all of the health and background check requirements. The onboarding request form is not to be completed by students.

Completion of the onboarding request form is required for students who are new to Cleveland Clinic as well as for returning students completing additional clinical rotations. 

Step 4: Complete the Electronic Onboarding Process

After the completed onboarding request form has been submitted and processed by the Center for Health Professions Education, the student and academic representative will receive instructions via email regarding beginning the electronic onboarding process.

Please note: Pharmacy academic programs can obtain information and direction about pharmacy rotations by reaching out directly to Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Education. Nursing education does not fall under the umbrella of the Center for Health Professions Education. Please contact directly with the Nursing Institute for information about Cleveland Clinic nursing education. 

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If you have any questions regarding the onboarding process or clinical experiences, please contact the Center for Health Professions Education at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

Forms and Resources

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Onboarding Requirements and Forms

Onboarding Requirements and Forms

Health Requirements:

  • Negative tuberculosis screening: two-step Mantoux test (TB test), QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test, or T-Spot test within one year before the clinical rotation start date, with annual updates while in the clinical portion of training.
  • Appropriate immunizations for measles (Rubeola), mumps, German measles (Rubella), chicken pox (Varicella), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) booster within the last 10 years, positive Hepatitis B IgG Antibody Titer or signed declination form assuming the risk of exposure and compliance with any future tests required by Cleveland Clinic.
  • COVID-19 vaccination or the signed Cleveland Clinic COVID-19 Vaccination Exemption Form.
  • Students are to obtain the Influenza (Flu) vaccine during flu season (November 1 - March 31) or provide a verifiable medical exemption per the CCF Student Immunization Policy.

CPR Requirement:

  • If CPR is required by the academic program, students and onā€site academic clinical faculty must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support CPR course certification.

Negative Background Check

  • Ensure each student has a negative fingerprint background check. (An Ohio BCI&I fingerprint background check is acceptable for students who have been an Ohio resident in the last five (5) years. If a student has not been a resident of Ohio during the past five (5) years, the student must have a negative FBI fingerprint background check.
  • If there is a positive finding on the background check, please contact the Center for Health Professions Education at [email protected]. They will initiate a background check to be completed by Cleveland Clinic. Do NOT proceed with onboarding until your receive confirmation of a cleared background check from Cleveland Clinic.

Core Compliance Courses

  • COVID-19 Caregiver Safety
  • Following Our Standards and Ethics
  • Healthcare Response to Intimate Partner Violence
  • Harassment-free Workplace
  • Keeping Our Patients Healthy and Safe
  • Keeping Our Workplace Safe
  • Preventing Infection
  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion
  • Securing Our Data and Information
  • Taking Action in an Emergency

Frequently Asked Questions

Forms and Resources

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