Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

How to Apply

How to Apply


All rotations are four weeks long, and each student is
limited to two rotations per academic year.

Because of the high volume of requests, rotations during March through October are more competitive. Priority in scheduling is given first to our own medical school students and affiliate students, other U.S. medical students and international students who are enrolled in an accredited medical school (the school must have more native students in the home country enrolled than foreign students).

All medical students requesting clinical/clinical research rotations must register through the college. View the
policy here.

  • Fee  Effective Jan. 1, 2014, a $120 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. Visit the secure payment site here.   The fee is to be paid with the submission of the application.
  • Application Deadlines  The deadline for submitting applications for the academic year July 2014- June 2015, is NOVEMBER 15, 2014. No new applications will be accepted after this date. For the new academic year July 2015 - June 2016, new applications will be accepted beginning May 15, 2015. 
  • Acceptance/Denial  After review of your application, you will be notified of acceptance or denial. Once your assignment has been confirmed, either by phone or email, you are expected to complete the rotation.
  • Cancellations  While cancellation may be necessary, please do so at least 30 days in advance and be sure to notify your school of the cancellation.

We are in the process of restructuring the application process for online submission.  

Beginning May 15, 2015, all visiting students will complete the online application and upload all required documents to the form. more information to follow.

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Medical Student Elective Program, NA20 
9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195

Please do not email your application or documents. 


Cleveland Clinic will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, nation origins or ancestry, handicap, or status as a disabled or military veteran, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, training programs, stipend awards and all other such administrated programs.