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 Sciences Education is happy to support this process.

Our center is committed to improving communication and streamlining the onboarding of health science 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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the onboarding process or clinical experiences, please contact the Center for Health Sciences Education at CHSEonboarding@ccf.org.

Students

Students

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

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

  1. Sign a Confidentiality Agreement
  2. Complete an orientation and introduction to Cleveland Clinic
  3. Complete online medical training (COMET)
  4. Obtain an 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.

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 Michelle Hrehocik at hrehocm@ccf.org.

Step 2: Arrange Clinical Placement

Contact a Cleveland Clinic representative to arrange placement. Clinical placements are arranged through each individual hospital system. The Center for Health Sciences Education does not make arrangements for placement.

Step 3: Complete the Student Clinical Onboarding Form

This form (below) should be completed by the Academic Program Director or another academic representative after clinical placement has been arranged and student onboarding requirements are met. This form is not to be completed by students.

Please Note: This form must be completed at least two weeks before the rotation start date.

Step 4: Complete the Electronic Onboarding Process

After we have received the completed Student Clinical Onboarding form, the student and academic representative will receive login information to begin the electronic onboarding process.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the onboarding process or clinical experiences, please contact the Center for Health Sciences Education at CHSEonboarding@ccf.org.

Forms

Forms

Health Science Student Onboarding Requirements

Health Requirements:

  • A negative two‐step Mantoux test (TB test) within 1 year before the start date of the clinical rotation with annual updates while in the clinical portion of their training.
  • Appropriate immunizations for measles (Rubeola), mumps, German measles (Rubella), chicken pox (Varicella), Tdap booster within the last 10 years, proof of Hepatitis B immunization/immunity or signed waiver assuming the risk of exposure; and compliance with any future tests required by Cleveland Clinic.
  • Students will be required to obtain the Influenza Flu Vaccine during flu season (November through March) or they will be required to wear a mask.

CPR Requirement:

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

Negative Background Check

  • Ensure that each student has a negative fingerprint background check. (Ohio BCI&I fingerprint background check for students who have been 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 background check, please contact the Center for Health Sciences Education at CHSEonboarding@ccf.org. They will initiate a background check by the Cleveland Clinic. Do NOT proceed with onboarding until your receive confirmation of a cleared background check from Cleveland Clinic.

Forms