Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University



  
Criteria/Requirements

Criteria/Requirements


 

Requirements for ALL visiting students:
  • All prerequisites must be met before students are approved for the rotation. All core rotations must be complete.
  • Must be a final-year medical student when you are scheduled to participate in the rotation.
  • Malpractice Insurance - Proof must be submitted. Most medical schools will provide a certificate of insurance. If your school does not provide malpractice insurance for you on "away" electives, please be sure to provide proof of your own insurance. You will be able to apply without this as we understand dates could change but please note that malpractice insurance must be received prior to your start date or you will be cancelled.
  • Health Insurance - Proof of health insurance must be provided with the application form. Cleveland Clinic does not provide health insurance to visiting students. You will be able to apply without this as we understand dates could change but please note that health insurance must be received prior to start date or you will be cancelled.
  • Immunizations - You need to provide proof of the following immunizations along with the application form:
    • Td: Preferably TDaP within 10 years
    • Polio: Primary series; date of last booster
    • PPD within one year of the start date (QuantiFERON test accepted as well)
    • Varicella (chickenpox): Date of illness or two vaccines
    • MMR: Dose #1 at 12 months or later and before five years; dose #2 at five years or later
    • Hepatitis B: Three vaccines at specified intervals
    • Annual flu vaccine 
    • Urine Drug Screening
  • Medical School Approval - Support letter from the Dean’s office of your medical school indicating you are in the final year, good academic standing and meet all requirements to complete an elective for academic credit.
  • Background Check  You are required to provide a copy of a criminal background check completed within one year of the requested start date of the rotation. The check must be completed by a Federal or Local agency with an authorized deputy/registrar signature. 
  • Copy of your Curriculum Vitae.
  • Fee  Effective Jan. 1, 2016, a $150 application processing fee is required from all visiting students applying for electives. The fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and is not dependent on receiving or accepting an offer. You may apply for up to two electives ($300 maximum fee).
  • Passing score on the USMLE Step I. This exam is not waived and is required for all medical students. A score of 220 is required for all domestic students (international students, see below). COMLEX score: 500.
International Students

See above for all requirements as well as the following: 

  • Passing score on the USMLE Step I. This exam is not waived and is required for all medical students. A score of 220 for Medicine rotations and 240 for Surgical rotations will be required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English (TOEFL exam).  Must score high in reading and listening skills and good in speaking and writing skills  This is required and cannot be waived. 
Medical students who do not meet the prerequisites to apply for an elective may apply as an Observer. Observers do not receive academic credit for the rotation. Apply through the Center for International Medical Education or email intleducation@ccf.org.