We WILL accept applications beginning on january 1, 2019.

 

ACGME TRANSITION UPDATE

December 2018 AGGME Transition Update Letter 

MS4 RESIDENCY AUDITION and Elective ROTATIONS

Western Reserve Hospital is proud to offer audition rotations in the following specialties for 4th year medical students:

  • Family Medicine - 4 week block
  • General Internal Medicine - 2 or 4 week block
  • General Surgery - 4 week block
  • Orthopedic Surgery - 4 week block
  • Otolaryngology (ENT) - 2 week block* (Audition Rotations ONLY)

Dates:

Applications for 2019-2020 rotations will be accepted beginning January 1, 2019.

Audition rotations are available annually July through November. Rotations outside these months will not be considered audition rotations.

Students can provide multiple available dates/blocks on the application to maximize the chance of being approved for the desired rotation.

Fee:

New for 2019, a $25 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee is required for all MS4 audition and elective rotation applications. The fee is to be paid per specialty requested and students are permitted to request a maximum of 2 specialty rotations (maximum $50 fee).  Students must attach a copy of the receipt/proof of payment when submitting their application materials.

Please click here to pay the fee through our online storefront.

  1. When you reach the home page, you will want to click "Click here for more information" under Medical Student Rotation Applications.
  2. You will need to select a “Variation” which will indicate the specialty rotation being requested (ie. Family Medicine or General Surgery). You may include 2 specialties on the same transaction.
  3. When complete, proceed to checkout. 
  4. Once your checkout is finalized, you will have an option to print receipt. Be sure to save a copy of your receipt to submit with your application. You should also recieve an email receipt with confirmation of your order. Please note that applications will NOT be processed unless accompanied by the receipt/proof of payment. 

Please note: An additional refundable deposit is required for fourth year electives in General Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery. More details will be sent to students when their confirmation email is sent.

Application:

MS4 students can apply for a maximum of two (2) rotations in two different specialties for a maximum of eight (8) weeks spent at Western Reserve Hospital.

Applications for rotations should be submitted electronically to explearning@westernreservehospital.org and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please denote on the application if the rotation is being used to evaluate WRH for a residency position (also known as an Audition Rotation) as some programs will formally interview a candidate during the final week of the rotation.

Upon receipt of the application, all students will receive an email to confirm receipt of the application. Once the application is fully processed, the student will receive an additional email which will indicate if the rotation request is approved or denied. If approved, the student will receive an e-mail to confirm the rotation dates and to convey specific information in regards to starting times, preceptor contact information, directions and orientation details. All medical student rotators are required to attend the Visiting Medical Student Orientation.

Please click here to complete the application.  Please be sure your data saves into the file you submit. If “Save As PDF” doesn’t work, you may need to “print to PDF.” A last resort would be to print the form and scan it. This application is for all specialties except General Surgery. We recommend using Internet Explorer to view and fill out the form online.

General Surgery has a separate/different application form which is available here.  Please be sure your data saves into the file you submit. If “Save As PDF” doesn’t work, you may need to “print to PDF.”  We recommend using Internet Explorer to view and fill out the form online.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Messenger at (330) 971-7782 or rmessenger@westernreservehospital.org.

Please note: It is recommended that you use Adobe Reader or Acrobat 8.0 or greater when filling out the application. Using another PDF viewer may cause errors when viewing or submitting the application.

You can download the latest Adobe Reader here.

Additional Materials Needed: 

All audition rotation medical students must have passed Comlex Level 1/USMLE Step 1. Please include Comlex/USMLE score report and CV in your application email.

Application E-Mail Checklist:

Acceptance/Denial:

Once an application is reviewed, the student will receive an email notification of whether or not the rotation is approved/confirmed. If approved, the student will receive an e-mail to confirm the rotation dates and to convey specific information in regards to starting times, preceptor contact information, directions and orientation details. All medical student rotators are required to attend the Visiting Medical Student Orientation.

Switching Rotations:

Students who wish to switch rotation dates after a rotation has been confirmed may request the change by contacting Rachel Messenger at rmessenger@westernreservehospital.org . Requests for change will only be approved as available.

Cancellation:

Should a student need to cancel a rotation, please notify Rachel Messenger at rmessenger@westernreservehospital.org as soon as possible and preferably at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the scheduled rotation.

General Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery rotation cancellations must be received in writing at least sixty (60) days prior to the start of the rotation. Otherwise, the student forfeits their $100 deposit.

  

VISITING RESIDENT ROTATION APPLICATION

Please complete the Visiting Resident Rotation Application and email the completed form to:

For rotations in Medicine specialties, email to Hannah Rowe at hrowe@westernreservehospital.org.

For rotations in Surgery specialties, email to Stephanie Thompson at sthompson1@westernreservehospital.org.

We recommend using Internet Explorer to view and fill out the form online. 
If you have any questions, please call (330) 971-7225 and select the appropriate extension for the coordinators named above.