Rotations for Visiting Medical Students

We offer a wide range of clinical electives for both CWRU and visiting medical students, including the David Satcher Clerkship for 4th year students who are underrepresented in medicine. Please refer to the list of electives below for a complete list of courses offered.

How to Apply

Visiting medical students wishing to take an elective can apply through the AAMC-VSLO platform. Within this application, there will be a requirement to indicate interest in the David Satcher Clerkship and to upload a supplemental application with two references.

The sole exception is with our major affiliate, Case Western Reserve University. CWRU SOM students should continue to register through the Case SOM Registrar’s Office.

Learn More about our application process and timelines at the UH Medical Student Office.

We ask that non-CWRU visiting students DO NOT contact departments directly. If you have any questions, please email the visiting student coordinator, Erin Zawolowycz, at

Pediatric Electives

David Satcher Clerkship

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center created the first national model for the recruitment of medical students from groups underrepresented in medicine. The David Satcher Clerkship hosts 10-15 underrepresented minority medical students annually, offering hands-on clinical elective experiences and exposing students to career opportunities in academic medicine.