Why Train at Cleveland Clinic Florida?

With a diverse patient population, group practice setting, and complex and unusual cases, Cleveland Clinic offers every resident a unique learning experience with its clinical electives program.

We offer several opportunities for visiting trainees, and they differ depending on if you're already enrolled in a U.S. graduate medical education program or if you're an international healthcare professional.

If you currently are a trainee enrolled in a U.S. graduate medical education program, you may be eligible to rotate at Cleveland Clinic during an elective time. At Cleveland Clinic, you can work with a particular staff physician or perhaps gain experience in an area not offered at your training institution.

Thank you for your interest in rotations at Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Available Training Programs

Available Training Programs

List of training programs available:

  • Allergy
  • Anesthesia
  • Advanced GI/MIS
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • MIS/Colorectal Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Pulmonary Critical Care
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Transplant (limited)
  • Urogynecological Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
Apply for a Rotation

Apply for a Rotation

To submit a rotation request, you will need to fill out the application and submit the following information to santosv@ccf.org.

  • Current CV
  • Specific dates of rotation (a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks only)
  • Your current program director AND program coordinators name, email, and phone number
  • Your initial residency program
  • Your current residency training program
  • Goals and objectives of your current program in a word document, not PDF

An email will be sent to the program of interest. If you are accepted for a rotation, the program coordinator will send you an email link to MedHub, where you are required to fill out additional information prior to your rotation. Processing time will be 8 weeks. Be sure to provide all information requested to the program coordinator to avoid delays.



If your rotation is approved, you will received an email from the graduate medical education coordinator with further instructions including what you'll need to do on your first day of rotation, such as:

  • Obtain an I.D. badge
  • Get a parking pass
  • Obtain OR scrubs (if applicable)
  • We do not provide you with lab coats. Be sure to bring your own from your institute

As a visiting resident, you are no longer required to report to Graduate Medical Education on your first day of your rotation for orientation.

Pre-Training Checklist

You must obtain the following items before reporting to your clinical department and/or EPIC training.

Temporary ID badge

ID Badge Department
3250 Meridian Parkway
Weston, FL 33331
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Krupa Training Parking

Location: 3250 Meridian Parkway, Weston, FL, 33331 Lot 10 (Krupa (K) Lot).

  • From Royal Palm Blvd, head south on Weston Rd. Turn right onto Meridian Parkway. Lot 10 is on the left.
  • From Griffin Rd, head north on Weston Rd. Turn left onto Meridian Parkway. Lot 10 is on the left.

DO NOT park in any space marked for Patient Parking. Failure to comply may result in a parking citation.

Resident/Fellow Parking

Address: 3250 Meridian Parkway, Weston, FL, 33331 Lot 10.


If you will be in the OR, you are required to wear CCF scrubs. In order to obtain the scrubs, you will need to email santosv@ccf.org your badge ID# which is located behind your badge underneath your photo. Along with the badge number, email your size for top and bottom (available sizes XS-4XL). You will receive an email confirmation when scrubs are available to you.

Travel & Lodging

Travel & Lodging

Cleveland Clinic wants to make your plans for transportation, lodging and parking as easy as possible for you. 

  • Hotel- If you make reservations at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Weston, ask for the special "Cleveland Clinic Residency Housing Program" rate.


Am I eligible?

All visiting trainees must currently be in an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship and have approval from their program director to rotate at Cleveland Clinic.

What is the approval process?

Cleveland Clinic's GME Department and our individual staff physicians receive hundreds of requests for visiting trainee rotations each year. Requests are recorded in our database and forwarded to the program director in the department for which the rotation is being requested.

After reviewing trainee credentials and other training commitments, the program director will apprise GME of the department’s ability to accommodate the request. The approval process takes about 8 weeks. The GME coordinator notifies trainees if their request cannot be accommodated or sends an email stating that the rotation has been approved.

What are the responsibilities of visiting trainees?

The level of responsibility for each visitor will be determined by the supervising physician in conjunction with the program director approving the rotation.

Do I need malpractice insurance?

In order to assume any patient care responsibilities at Cleveland Clinic, visiting trainees must produce proof of liability coverage from their home hospital. Proof of coverage can be in the form of a letter on letterhead from an official within your institution or a copy of the actual policy verifying liability coverage during the time you will be rotating at Cleveland Clinic. Proof of coverage must be provided prior to your arrival, or your status will be that of an observer only during your visit.

What type of license must I provide?

You are required to provide a copy of either your permanent Florida license or a copy of a Florida training certificate issued by the State Medical Board of Florida prior to beginning your rotation. Trainees from outside of Florida should apply early; the process takes approximately four to six weeks. You will NOT be able to function as a visiting resident or fellow if you cannot provide Florida licensure information; you will function as an observer only until this information is received.

How can I ensure my start date isn't delayed?

You'll be asked to upload documents in certain locations in MedHub by a specific date. Ensure your start date isn't delayed by uploading your documents:

  • In the correct location
  • By the deadline given (or earlier, if possible)