Cleveland Clinic Offers Post-MBBS Training Program in U.S. for Medical Graduates of India
Posted on 02/27/2013
Cleveland Clinic has established a post-MBBS training program through its Center for Graduate Medical Education. The program is intended to provide post-MBBS graduates of lndia, selected by Cleveland Clinic and by the Dr. Nirmala Swami Charitable Trust, with whom this program has been started. The program offers the successful candidate an opportunity to prepare for further post-graduate medical education in the United States, with combined opportunities for research.

The length of the post-MBBS training program is one year. The pilot cohort of trainees, which will be identified in collaboration with the Dr. Nirmala Swami Charitable Trust, could begin as early as July 1, 2013, and complete the program on June 30, 2014. Cleveland Clinic faculty members will supervise during the cohort’s clinical observation and research, and will evaluate trainees. Participants will not have direct contact with patients, other than observing.

The goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge and skills of the trainees to improve their chances of success in completing the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 CS Certification. Training will also provide insights into the U.S. medical system, which will be helpful to trainees if they subsequently pursue U.S. residency programs (although the program neither provides nor guarantees residency placement).

The program curriculum offers:
  1. Coursework regarding the principles of clinical research 
  2. Participation and mentorship in a research project 
  3. Observation in actual clinical and research settings 
  4. Participation in ongoing clinical conferences such as grand rounds and relevant departmental lectures and teaching series 
  5. Attendance at personal and professional development workshops
Participants also may select from a number of online and live courses offered by the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation.

The deadline for applications for the July 1, 2013, start date has already passed. Direct any questions about the program to and include "Post-MBBS Research Training Program" in the subject field. For more information, visit

International medical institutions interested in forming similar relationships with Cleveland Clinic should contact Janice Bianco at and include “International Medical School Collaboration” in the subject field.


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