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Cleveland Clinic Physician Diversity Scholars Program

A Partnership with Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine


The Cleveland Clinic Physician Diversity Scholars Program takes a proactive approach to building inclusivity by giving first-year medical students a unique opportunity for growth and engagement. The program seeks to help students become well-rounded, accomplished scholars with the ability to make a positive impact on the diversity of northeast Ohio’s health care industry. 

Those selected to participate in the four-year program are matched with a Cleveland Clinic health system physician with whom they will have an opportunity to develop a mentor/scholar relationship. The program is designed to complement each scholar’s curriculum at the Heritage College while offering purposeful and meaningful health care interactions with community populations that are underrepresented in medicine.

As the medical students progress through the program, a portion of their training will be provided at Cleveland Clinic hospitals and family health centers.

From mentor experiences to community service to professional enrichment, the program ensures that participants will gain exceptional knowledge that can only be derived from experiential learning.

Upon completion of the program, scholars will derive long-term benefit from their established relationships within Cleveland Clinic’s accredited health care system and the experiences they gain from participation in this truly innovative venture.

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Find Out More

About the Program

Participant Benefits

Mentor, Scholar Roles

How to Apply

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