Cleveland Clinic offers scholarships to address underrepresentation in medicine

Cleveland Clinic is offering scholarships to increase representation of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine. Scholarship recipients will participate in a four-week clinical rotation to learn firsthand what it is like to be a resident at Cleveland Clinic and to learn about our values. Ten students are chosen annually to receive a scholarship.

During the four-week clinical rotation, the students spend time with the teams that care for patients on either outpatient or inpatient clinical services. Each student is paired with an advisor/mentor who provides career guidance. Nearly two dozen graduate medical education residency programs and a pharmacy residency program are available for clinical rotations. Students can rank up to three clinical specialties for their rotation.

Each of the students receives a $2,500 stipend and free on-campus housing.

Any qualified medical student may apply, and applications are strongly encouraged from groups that have been historically underrepresented in medicine, such as people who are members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQI-identified or gender-nonconforming people, those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities.

Learn more about the program.