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Global Clinical Observer Program



This NEW and exciting program is offered to international graduates whose ultimate goal is to apply for residency in the United States.
 



Program Overview


Our Global Clinical Observer Program aims to bridge the gap between excellence in academics and pre-residency clinical experience at a top US hospital. Exclusively designed and open only to international medical graduates, highly qualified participants will visit Cleveland Clinic for a four-week shadowing experience. Participants will spend one week with specialists in each of the following internal medicine sub-specialties:

• Clinical Cardiology

• Gastroenterology
• Infectious Diseases
• Pulmonary Medicine

A total of 12 candidates are accepted every year.

Who is Eligible?

Foreign Medical Graduates who have applied or intend to apply for residency or fellowship in the United States and are ECFMG certified. 

ECFMG certification is a requirement, and candidates must be able to submit proof certification as part of their application material.  Candidates who are in process of completing USMLE steps, are encouraged to apply once they are ECFMG certified.
Beginning with Period 2 (2014), tuition for the program is $1,000.

A $200 non-refundable processing fee, which will be applied toward the tuition, will be charged for all applications. Upon acceptance to the program, the non-refundable tuition balance of $800 will be due to hold your place.
How to Apply?

1. Refer to the schedule below and select an application period most appropriate for you.
 
2. Create an account

3. Complete the application form and submit all required documents before the close date of the period you are applying to. 

4. Pay the fee.
  

Due to the volume of interest to our program, you may submit an application to only one Period during a 12-month timeframe (regardless of rejection or acceptance into the program). 



Application Periods 2014  Online Application Open Date Online Application Close Date Expected notification of final decision
Period 1: January  to June 2014 CLOSED October 11, 2013 November 18, 2013
Period 2: July to December 2014 January 23, 2014 April 30, 2014 May 16 , 2014








 
Application Periods 2013 Online Application Open Date Online Application Close Date Expected notification of final decision
Period 1: January to June 2013 Closed September 1, 2012 October 1, 2012
Period 2: July to December 2013 September 1, 2012 Closed  April 1, 2013




 

Frequently Asked Questions about this Program

Program FAQs offer answers to commonly asked questions about the Global Clinical Observer Program. 

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