medical students

Rotation Information

Western Reserve Hospital is proud to offer rotations in the following specialties for 3rd and 4th year medical students:

  • Family Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine*
  • General Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery*
  • Podiatry*
  • Emergency Medicine*
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nights
  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology
  • Radiology

* denotes current WRH residency program

MS3 Rotations are only available to students at our affiliated Medical Schools:

A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

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. Please click here for more information or to apply.

Applications for rotations are done electronically on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon receipt of the application, all students 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.

While at WRH on rotation, medical students enjoy free parking and high quality weekly didactics. Each student is required to attend rotation specific didactic requirements.

International Students and IMGs

International medical students are eligible for MS4 rotations if they are a former WRH employee or have an immediate family member who is a current WRH employee.

Western Reserve Hospital is unable to provide any shadowing or observership program for International Medical Graduates (IMG).

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

Applications for audition rotations are done electronically on a first-come, first-serve 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.

Housing

Western Reserve Hospital offers free housing for visiting medical students, space permitting. Our housing complex is located within a 1-2 minute scenic walking distance from WRH, and allows for easy accessibility to the hospital and local area shopping and restaurants. Each apartment unit contains a kitchen area along with separate sleep, living, and dining rooms. Guests enjoy secure internet access in all rooms and have access to the full catalog of WRH library services and electronic resources. Please denote the need for student housing in the appropriate space on the medial student application as housing units are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How to Apply

To experience the educational difference at WRH please complete our Medical Student Rotation Application. 

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.

Click to Apply

Frequently Asked Questions

Selection Process

The selection of the incoming resident class follows the guidelines set forth by the ACGME's Trainee Eligibility, Selection and Recruitment process. Western Reserve Hospital highly values a commitment to lifelong learning and strong work ethic in the selection of potential candidates. A well-rounded individual that fits with our model of patient-centered healthcare and quality outcomes, will flourish in the culture we have here.

In addition, we strive to take much of the uncertainty and anxiety away from the interview and selection process. While our programs are competitive we feel that a candidate should be comfortable in the interview process and able to use this time to ask questions and learn about the top quality resident physicians we are training. Before an interview can be given WRH requests that the following information be completed:

  • ERAS application
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Board Scores

Medical Students Accepted