The Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit,academic hospital, well known for its cardiology and cardiothoracic services. It is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the US. There are several locations for the Cleveland Clinic and the medical electives mainly take place at the Florida base, though students can enquire about the possibility of taking an elective at one of the other clinical bases. The elective programme is part of the Lerner College of Medicine medical education programme and is a well respected elective programme. It is also one of the few that is routinely opened to international students, provided that they meet the criteria for an elective rotation.
The Cleveland Clinic can support Sports and Exercise Medicine electives through the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health, which is a unique center within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. It brings together top orthopaedic surgeons, sports and exercise medicine physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, registered dietitians, radiologists and exercise physiologists to keep athletes in the game. More information can be found here.
The Clinic also offers postgraduate training programmes that have a solid international reputation; this could be useful for students looking to make a transfer to the United States in the long term.
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