|Cleveland Clinic has established a post-MBBS research training program through its Center for Graduate Medical Education. The program is intended to serve 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 research training program is one year.
We are nearing the halfway mark with the pilot cohort of trainees, who are expected to complete the program on June 30, 2014. A new cohort of trainees will be selected for the coming academic year.
Members of the Swami Charitable Trust and Cleveland Clinic staff will select up to five students to participate for the 2014-15 academic year. 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:
Participants also may select from a number of online and live courses offered by the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute.
- Coursework regarding the principles of clinical research
- Participation and mentorship in a research project
- Observation in actual clinical and research settings
- Participation in ongoing clinical conferences such as grand rounds and relevant departmental lectures and teaching series
- Attendance at personal and professional development workshops
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation.
The deadline for applications for the July 1, 2014, start date is April 15, 2014. Applications must be submitted through the Swami Charitable Trust. Direct any questions about the program to firstname.lastname@example.org and include "Post-MBBS Research Training Program" in the subject field. For more information, visit drnswami.org.
International medical institutions interested in forming similar relationships with Cleveland Clinic should contact Janice Bianco at email@example.com and include “International Medical School Collaboration” in the subject field.