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International Preceptorship Program

This program is developed to the specific clinical and administrative interests of the participating physician. Participants engage in one-on-one clinical and surgical observations, shadow staff involved in departmental administrative functions, while examining best practices and operational strengths of Cleveland Clinic.


Below are examples of clinical and surgical specialties in which our preceptors have participated. Every clinical and surgical specialty at Cleveland Clinic is an option, so please inquire!

Allergy and Immunology  Gastroenterology
Allogen Lab General Surgery
Anesthesia, Cardiothoracic Gynecologic Surgery
Bariatric Surgery Hepatobilliary and Transplant
Clinical Cardiology Interventional Radiology
Dermatology Radiation Oncology
Echocardiography Lab            Urology

Who is Eligible?

Fully trained international physicians and specialists with several years of medical practice and who may or may not hold administrative roles in their hospitals.

Fully trained physicians with clear and specific learning objectives who may have a limited timeframe to participate in an education program.

Duration and Cost

Preceptorships can be arranged for one to four weeks, depending on the participant’s availability as well as program complexity.

Cost varies between $2,000 and $10,000, depending on the program duration and structure.

Program Samples

Preceptorships are available in almost every subspecialty. Below are some recent examples. 

Bariatric Surgery Preceptorship

Preceptorship in Cardiovascular Health in Pregnancy

How to Apply?

Please use our online application form.

After we receive your information, a member of our staff will contact you to discuss your objectives and will prepare a program outline for you to review. You also will be given the program cost and other details.

Please note that preparing for this program takes time. Thus, we kindly request that you submit your inquiry at least four months before your intended dates of visit.


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