Center for International Medical Education (CIME)

Center for International Medical Education (CIME)

The Center for International Medical Education (CIME) coordinates the two or three-day programs in Cleveland, Ohio to ensure a high quality educational experience for members of the global medical community.

Global Clinical Observer Program

This program was developed for individual interested in rotating through Cleveland Clinic as a stepping stone for securing residences or fellowships. This four-week program is designed to provide a shadowing experience for international medical graduates (IMGs), who sped one week in each of four specialties.

International Preceptorship Program

The international Preceptorship Program is designed to meet the specific clinical and administrative interests of the participating physician. Participants engage in one-on-one clinical and surgical observations, and shadow staff involved in departmental administrative functions. Meanwhile, they have the opportunity to examine the best practices and operational strengths of Cleveland Clinic.

International Nurse Scholar Program

The international Nurse Scholar Program provides immersion in selected leadership and clinical areas involving didactic learning, interactive leadership opportunities, and a shadowing experience. The program is aimed at individuals who are already practicing in the field of nursing. Program duration varies depends on the participants. At the conclusion of this experience, the international nurse learner will be able to identify Cleveland Clinic Nursing Institute practices that can be applied to nursing internationally, examples include:

Global Executive Education

Global Executive Education

The healthcare environment is shifting constantly and all that is known for sure is that action is necessary. Join other global and national healthcare leaders at Cleveland Clinic with our executive education initiative. It is a true hospital-based program. Couple this peer learning with hands-on experience, and you can see how the learning becomes easily translatable into your daily life. This program will help you discover new perspective, synergies, and ideas that you can apply in your work.

Executive Visitors' Program

During this intensive three-day program, participants will:

  • Learn how Cleveland Clinic executes its mission and achieves strategic goals through system integration
  • Get a first-hand look at how Cleveland Clinic operates
  • Get a behind-the-doors view of our organization and culture through presentations and one-on-one conversations with Cleveland Clinic leaders
  • Find out more about the Executive Visitor’s Program

Global Leadership Academy

During this two-week program, led by some of the best minds in healthcare and academia, participants will:

  • Learn lessons, strategies and management techniques based on Cleveland Clinic’s successful business model
  • Form a mentoring relationship with an executive coach
  • Participate in small-group shadowing and roundtable sessions
  • Network with executives from Cleveland Clinic and from around the world
  • Formulate a three-year leadership development plan
  • Gain lifelong membership in our online community, Samson Exec Ed Connect, which offers resources, networking opportunities and interactive features such as “Ask an Expert"
  • Visit the Global Leadership Academy
Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The Center for Continuing Medical Education has shared its wealth of knowledge with the global medical community for more than 75 years, providing one of the largest and most diverse continuing medical education programs in the world. We offer more than 300 educational activities and medical reference resources.

Administrative Fellowships

Administrative Fellowships

Cleveland Clinic offers healthcare administration professionals education and growth opportunities through two outstanding fellowship programs.

International Administrative Fellowship Program

The Cleveland Clinic International Administrative Fellowship is a unique offering among hospital-based fellowship programs. Like the domestic Administrative Fellowship Program, the international fellowship is project-based, allowing the Fellow to build a solid platform of leadership and project management skills. Participants in this fellowship actively support Cleveland Clinic’s efforts in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, while receiving support from hospital leaders in both Cleveland and Abu Dhabi, who dedicate time and resources for the development of the Fellow, both during the fellowship and after.

Administrative Fellowship Program

The highly respected Administrative Fellowship Program is a 12-month, full-time program at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Ohio. The program, established in 1977, offers valuable experience for healthcare administration professionals early in their careers. Administrative fellows are able to build a solid platform of leadership and project management skills within a large integrated health system. The program provides invaluable insight into the important physician-administrator dynamic and helps participants identify the key characteristics of success.

The Administrative Fellowship Program is open to qualified applicants who hold a master’s degree (MBA, MHA, MHSA) or who have completed equivalent course work. Preferred applicants hold a master’s degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). However, applications from non-CAHME programs will be accepted for review.

Medical Training Programs

Medical Training Programs

Residency and Fellowship Training Programs

Cleveland Clinic sponsors one of the largest selections of graduate medical education programs in the United States. We offer a variety of accredited residency programs as well accredited and non-accredited fellowship opportunities. We have more than 1,100 trainees participating in 70 programs accredited by the accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and in 100 advanced fellowship programs.

Many of these programs are available to international physicians through competitive selection process.

Accredited residency programs available at Cleveland Clinic include:

Medical Student Elective Rotation Program

In the Medical Student Elective Rotation Program, participants learn essential clinical and practical skills form U.S. specialists who are highly respected in their fields. Clinical electives are available to students who are in their final year of medical school. Participating students rotate with Cleveland Clinic faculty and residents through a variety of specialties areas. The Medical Student Elective Rotation Program is administered by Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Cleveland Clinic is a global network that’s transforming healthcare. Our flagship location is just the beginning: when you join Cleveland Clinic, you have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings—big urban hospital to suburban clinic—as well as our exciting overseas locations.