Summer Mentorship Program - Application Process

 Program Dates: July 3rd to July 31st, 2020 

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Application Deadline

Friday, March 15th, 2020*

*Applications may be entertained after the deadline depending upon availability and are subject to additional fees (details below).

Who Can Apply

Undergraduates, recent graduates, medical and biomedical students, early career doctors and residents are encouraged to apply. Applications are open to both US and foreign nationals.

How To Apply

Please upload the following documents:

  • 1) Recent curriculum vitae/resume.
  • 2) Attach color passport picture and copy of passport (Non-US Citizens Only).
  • 3) At least two recent letters of recommendation (LOR) from advisors, teachers, or persons who have a firsthand knowledge of the candidate. The writer should be able to provide an accurate assessment of the applicant’s suitability for the program rather than advocate for the applicant. The writer should briefly explain his/her relationship with the applicant (how long have you known the applicant? In what capacity have you interacted? Is the letter based on direct or indirect observations?). The writer should focus on behaviors that he/she has directly observed when describing applicants’ suitability for the program. If the writer makes comparisons of the candidate with others, be sure to include the comparison group, and the rationale behind the comparison. It is important for writers to discuss the candidate’s (1) thinking and reasoning competencies, which include the ability to think critically (using logic), quantitative reasoning, scientific inquiry, and written communication; (2) science competencies, which include living systems (applying knowledge and skill in natural sciences) and human behavior (applying knowledge of the self, others, and social systems to solve problems); (3) interpersonal competencies which include social skills (awareness of others’ needs, goals, feelings, respect), cultural competence (demonstrates knowledge and respect of social and cultural factors), teamwork (can work collaboratively with others to achieve shared goals), and oral communication (can communicate effectively with others and listens effectively; recognizes potential communication barriers and can adjust approach as needed); and (4) interpersonal competencies, which include ethical responsibility to self and others (behaves in an honest and ethical manner), reliability and dependability, resilience and adaptability, and capacity for improvement. Please note the above are purely suggestions for a letter writer and do not need to be strictly adhered to. Each LOR must be e-mailed or printed on an official letterhead and bear an official signature. The following is not acceptable: LORs sent as an e-mail and not printed on official letterhead, letters not bearing a signature, letters written more than 6-8 weeks before the date of submission.
  • 4) A five-hundred (500) word personal statement of goals and objectives. To show how you will be making a unique contribution to the program’s incoming class, describe obstacles that you had to overcome, and if applicable, how those obstacles led to new learning and growth. Explain how you can contribute to the program’s diversity and broadly define your background, attributes, experiences, etc. Please note that you should not simply focus on grades or achievement in the classroom, as that is already evident through your application. The personal statement should focus on yourself and what you can contribute to the program, how you wish to grow and benefit from the program, and how it aligns with your future goals.
  • 5) Proof of medical insurance.
  • 6) A letter stating that the applicant has the necessary funding to support him/herself for the 4-week program (the mentorship is unfunded and no financial support is available). This letter may be written by the candidate themselves.

Fee Information

For US Citizens:

Provide the following as directed.

  • 1) At the time of application, a processing and handling fee of USD $150.00 in the form of a money order or a certified bank check only - payable to "2020 Mentorship in Reproductive Medicine". Mailing instructions are specified in the Who To Contact section on the application page.
  • 2) Upon acceptance into the program and when directed, a non-refundable course fee of USD $4,500.00 will be required from candidates accepted for the Mentorship. This fee should be submitted as a money order or certified bank check (no personal checks please) made payable to "2020 Mentorship in Reproductive Medicine".
  • 3) A USD $500.00 in the form of a US money order or cash will be required at Orientation. This non-refundable fee covers instrument use in ACRM facilities.

For Overseas Candidates:

Provide the following as directed.

  • 1) At the time of application, a processing and handling fee of USD $150.00 in the form of a wire transfer - payable to "2020 Mentorship in Reproductive Medicine”.
  • 2) Upon acceptance into the program and when directed, a non-refundable course fee of USD $4,500.00 will be required from candidates accepted for the mentorship.
  • 3) A USD $1,500.00 non-refundable fee for access to Cleveland Clinic facilities is required. This will include access to basic and advanced research facilities.
  • 4) A non-refundable document fee of USD $500.00 in the form of a wire transfer - payable to "2020 Mentorship in Reproductive Medicine” is required. The fee is charged by the International Medical Education Department for their appointment of foreign-based candidates.
  • 5) A non-refundable bank transfer fee of USD $50.00 is for each wire transfer sent. This will cover the bank transfer fee charged by the banks when the candidates transfer funds for their admission fee and any other applicable fees.
  • 6) USD $500.00 (US money order or cash) is required at Orientation. This non-refundable fee covers instrument use in ACRM facilities.

Fee Schedule for Overseas Candidates:

  • 1) The application fee (#1) is to be paid when the online application is submit. An interview will not be granted until this has been completed.
  • 2) Upon acceptance into the program, a combined check of USD $7,200 consisting of the course fee (#2), the access fee (#3), the document fee (#4), and the transfer fee (#5) is required through a single electronic bank wire transfer.
  • 3) At Orientation in June, the instrument use fee (#6) is to be paid in person.

Late Application Submission Fees

The late applicant should first contact the Program Director to verify availability of a slot: crm@ccf.org

  • 1) 1 week after deadline (Mar 17 to 23), an additional late fee of USD $750.00 will be charged
  • 2) 2 weeks after deadline (Mar 24 to 30), an additional late fee of USD $1,500.00 will be charged
  • 3) More than 2 weeks and up to 4 weeks after deadline (Mar 31 to Apr 27), an additional late fee of USD $3,000.00 will be charged

Note: ECFMG certification is not required for foreign candidates. 

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Who to Contact

Manesh Kumar Panner Selvam
Coordinator
Summer Mentorship Program
American Center for Reproductive Medicine
Cleveland Clinic 
10681 Carnegie Ave., X11
Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
Tel: (216) 444-8182
Fax: (216) 445-6049
E-mail: crm@ccf.org