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

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 within one to two weeks 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 complimentary meals, free parking, and high quality weekly didactics. Each student is also required to attend rotation specific didactic requirements as well.

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.


Western Reserve Hospital offers free housing for visiting medical students, space permitting, with a $50 refundable deposit. 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. After receipt of the application, all students will receive an e-mail within one to two weeks to confirm the rotation dates and to convey specific information. We look forward to sharing with you the difference at Western Reserve Hospital.

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Frequently Asked questions

Selection Process

The selection of the incoming resident class follows the guidelines set forth by the AOA Basic Documents for Postdoctoral Training, 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 osteopathic environment 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

WRH Residency Interview Itinerary

Candidates are notified by the WRH Medical Education Office of interview dates available. This chart  lists the various criteria that are used for each program in choosing their resident selections.

Candidates cannot have failed any part of Board Examination. If granted an interview, the following is a typical Residency Interview Itinerary:


Arrive-Western Reserve Hospital Lobby - Main Entrance Hospital Tour - Accompanied by Chief of House Staff/Recruitment Ambassador


Benefits Session - Medical Education Staff



  • Residency Program Director
  • Chairman, Department of Medicine / Surgery
  • Director of Medical Education





  • Attending Physician
  • Chief Resident of Specialty
  • Current Resident Physician



For top choice primary care candidates and their families, we offer a second look weekend event in early January. During this weekend, we showcase some local area attractions such as the Akron Art Museum, the Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, and much more. This time also provides more opportunities for our faculty and staff to meet the candidates and answer questions about WRH and the Cuyahoga Falls area. Throughout the entire application and recruitment process WRH is committed to matching with candidates best suited for delivering tomorrow's healthcare.

For additional questions or concerns about this process, or other items, contact our office at 330-971-7225.