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. If you are waiting for acceptance to provide this, please upload a document on application stating so.
  • 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 cancelledIf you are waiting for acceptance to provide this, please upload a document on application stating so.
  • Immunizations - You need to provide proof of the following immunizations (proof of serology acceptable) along with the application form:
    • Td: Preferably TDaP within 10 years
    • Polio: Primary series; date of last booster (or proof of serology)
    • PPD within one year of the start date (QuantiFERON test accepted as well) - one test is acceptable
    • Varicella (chickenpox): Date of two vaccines (or proof of serology)
    • MMR: Dose #1 at 12 months or later and before five years; dose #2 at five years or later (or proof of serology)
    • Hepatitis B: Three vaccines at specified intervals (or proof of serology)
    • Annual flu vaccine (if rotating November through April)
    • *You may use the AAMC Standardized Immunization Form but still need to send proof of polio along with this form
    • Urine Drug Screening (should be current at time of application)
  • 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. If your school needs to send this directly, please upload a document stating so.
  • Background Check  You are required to provide a copy of a criminal background (federal or local) check completed within one year of the requested start date of the rotation. 
  • Copy of your Curriculum Vitae in English.
  • 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).
  • USMLE Step I or COMLEX Score. Exam is not waived and is required for all students. USMLE Step 1 score of minimum 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 students. A minimum score of 220 for all 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. 
  • B1/B2 Visa (can be sent after acceptance, will need to upload document on application indicating you acknowledge this and will send should you be accepted).
  • 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 of that agency.
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.