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Health Science Clinical Rotations
at Cleveland Clinic


Cleveland Clinic provides an array of clinical experiences that foster innovation and learning. These hands-on experiences play an integral part in student learning, and the Center for Health Sciences Education is happy to support this process.

Our center is committed to improving communication and streamlining the onboarding of health science students for academic affiliates from all over the country. As part of this effort, we have implemented an electronic onboarding process. We hope you will find this resource beneficial.

Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding the onboarding process or clinical experiences, please contact the Center for Health Sciences Education at CHSEonboarding@ccf.org.
 
After clinical placement is confirmed by your academic institution and Cleveland Clinic*, you will need to complete an electronic onboarding and orientation process. An email will be sent to you to begin this process.

In order to ensure a safe environment for patients, employees and other visitors, these requirements must be completed during onboarding:
  1. Sign a Confidentiality Agreement
  2. Complete an orientation and introduction to Cleveland Clinic
  3. Complete online medical training (COMET) 
  4. Obtain an ID badge
Thank you for your interest in establishing a clinical rotation at Cleveland Clinic.

*If you do not already have clinical placement, please contact your academic representative to make arrangements.  To complete a student rotation at Cleveland Clinic, an Affiliation Agreement must exist between Cleveland Clinic and your academic institution. Therefore, all clinical placements are arranged between the academic institution's representative and Cleveland Clinic.

Clinical Placement and Onboarding Instructions


Step 1: Verify Affiliation Agreement
Verify that a current Affiliation Agreement exists between Cleveland Clinic and your academic institution. If you are unsure whether or not an Affiliation Agreement exists between your institution and Cleveland Clinic, please contact Michelle Hrehocik at hrehocm@ccf.org

Step 2: Arrange Clinical Placement
Contact a Cleveland Clinic representative to arrange placement. Clinical placements are arranged through each individual hospital system. The Center for Health Sciences Education does not make arrangements for placement.

Step 3: Complete the Student Clinical Onboarding Form
This form (below) should be completed by the Academic Program Director or another academic representative after clinical placement has been arranged and student onboarding requirements are met. This form is not to be completed by students.

Student Clinical Onboarding form

Please Note: This form must be completed at least two weeks before the rotation start date.

Step 4: Complete the Electronic Onboarding Process
After we have received the completed Student Clinical Onboarding form, the student and academic representative will receive login information to begin the electronic onboarding process.

Contact Us  
If you have any questions regarding the onboarding process or clinical experiences, please contact the Center for Health Sciences Education at CHSEonboarding@ccf.org.
A current Affiliation Agreement must exist between Cleveland Clinic and the academic institution. These contracts define the requirements that must be met before a student can be onboarded for their clinical rotation.

If no current Affiliation Agreement is on record and you wish to establish a new contract, contact the Director of Education Partnerships, Roy Anderson, at andersr@ccf.org or 216.444.6142, or complete this online form.