Elective Rotations

We are proud to offer medical student elective rotations to those who are interested in a first-hand exposure to our program. The Cleveland Clinic offers elective rotations in many specialty areas to students who have completed their core clinical rotations and are in their final year of medical school. We are happy to work with you to create a unique experience. There are opportunities available in inpatient and outpatient general pediatrics, as well as all pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties. A maximum of (2) four-week rotations may be scheduled up to three months in advance.

For a listing of offered rotations and information on how to apply, please click the link to visit the office of Medical Student Education / Medical Student Elective program or any questions, contact the Elective Program Education Coordinator at longles@ccf.org. The Program Education Coordinator is S. Kathleen Longley.

International Physician Observer Program

The Observership program is an informal shadowing experience that enables participants to watch procedures and surgeries; attend patient rounds and teaching conferences; and have full access to Cleveland Clinic’s medical library system. Federal regulations prevent observers from having patient care responsibilities or involvement in any form of volunteer research.

How to Apply for the International Physician Observer Program

  1. Observership applications are presented to one specialty only; please select the one specialty that reflects your area of expertise or that you are most interested in.
  2. Refer to the schedule below and select an application period most appropriate for you.
  3. Create an account.
  4. Complete the application form and submit all required documents before the close date of the period you are applying to
  5. Pay the fee.

For more information, please visit the Cleveland Clinic Center for International Medical Education website.