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Application and Process

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Cleveland Clinic participates in the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges, for the residency and fellowship programs noted below.

Please note that all Cleveland Clinic programs participating in ERAS will accept only ERAS applications that are electronically transmitted to our institution. Please do not send any materials via mail, fax or email. Those materials received outside of the ERAS system will not be forwarded to the program. No other applications will be accepted.

  •  Anesthesiology (4 years)
  •  Child Neurology (5 years)
  •  Child Psychiatry (5 years) 
  •  Dermatology (4 years)
  •  General Surgery - Categorical
  •  General Surgery - Preliminary
  •  Internal Medicine - Categorical
  •  Internal Medicine - Preliminary
  •  Internal Medicine - Primary Care
  •  Neurology (4 years) 
  •  Neurosurgery (7 years)
  •  Ob/Gyn (4 years)
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery (5 years)
  •  Otolaryngology (5 years)
  •  Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical (4 years)
  •  Pediatrics (3 years)
  •  Plastic Surgery - Integrated (6 years)
  •  Psychiatry (4 years)
  •  Radiation Oncology (5 years)
  •  Radiology (5 years)
  •  Thoracic Surgery - Integrated (6 years)
  •  Urology (6 years)
  •  Vascular Surgery - Integrated (5 years)
If you are a U.S. medical student or graduate, please contact the Dean's Office at your school for application information.

If you are an international medical graduate, please contact the ECFMG at the address listed below. They will provide you with the materials you need to apply to Cleveland Clinic programs.

P.O. Box 13467
Philadelphia, PA, 19104-3467
  •  Allergy & Immunology
  •  Breast Imaging
  •  Cardiovascular Disease (Cardiology)
  •  Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Critical Care Medicine
  •  Dermatopathology
  •  Endocrinology
  •  Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery/ ObGyn
  •  Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery/ Urology
  •  Gastroenterology
  •  Geriatric Medicine
  •  Gynecologic Oncology
  •  Hematology/Oncology
  •  Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  •  Infectious Disease
  •  Interventional Cardiology
  •  Interventional Radiology
  •  Nephrology
  •  Pediatric Cardiology
  •  Pediatric Gastroenterology
  •  Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  •  Pediatric Infectious Disease
  •  Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  •  Rheumatic & Immunologic Diseases
  •  Sleep Medicine
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Vascular Neurology
  •  Vascular Surgery
If you are a U.S. or international medical school graduate, you need to contact the ERAS Fellowships Document Office (EFDO) to get an electronic token to access the ERAS system. The EFDO is your "designated Dean's office;” the central processing office for fellowship application materials submitted via ERAS. All documents in support of your fellowship application should be sent directly to the EFDO for processing.

The mailing address is:

Regular, Overnight, Express Mail
EFDO Documents
ERAS for Fellowships
P.O. Box 13687
Philadelphia, PA 19101-0687

Airborne, Federal Express, UPS, etc.
EFDO Documents
ERAS for Fellowships
3624 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685

Central Application Service (CAS)

The programs below accept applications only through the Central Application Service.

  •  Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology
  •  Ophthalmology
To request application materials, please contact:

San Francisco Matching Programs (SFMatch)
P.O. Box 7584
San Francisco CA 94120-7584
Fax: 415.561.8535 


Apply Directly to Cleveland Clinic

Please complete this application to apply for Cleveland Clinic fellowship programs that do not participate in ERAS or any other application service.