What is the Office of Civic Education Initiatives?
The Clinic’s Office of Civic Education Initiatives was established to fulfill Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to promote education throughout the Northeast Ohio region. In partnership with area schools, local businesses, and fellow nonprofit organizations, the Office creates innovative programs designed to enhance children’s learning in the areas of math, science, health and wellness, the arts, and innovation.
What is Healthcare+ Pathways™?
Healthcare+ Pathways™, an educational enrichment program for high school freshmen, is designed to increase the participation of under-represented groups (American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) interested in building a strong foundation in core academic content areas. This two-week paid program exposes students to various careers and aspects in the fields of science, math, medicine, engineering, entrepreneurship, and technology. Students will learn from world-renowned healthcare professionals to develop the skill sets needed to think critically, problem-solve, communicate, and challenge their own learning to compete in a global economy.
The goals of the program include:
What are the eligibility criteria for the program?
Please see the Healthcare+ Pathways™ Eligibility tab for more information.
How do I apply?
The application form is located under the Application Form tab button.
When is the application deadline?
The deadline to submit an application for the 2013 Healthcare+ Pathways™ is 4:30 PM, Friday, January 4, 2013. NO APPLICATIONS OR SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT DATE AND TIME.
What is the application process?
Is the science portfolio/project required as part of the application packet?
No. The science portfolio/project is optional.
When will students find out if they were selected for the program?
All students submitting an application will be notified via U.S. mail and email regarding their status in early to mid February of 2013. Home and email addresses entered on the student on-line application will be used.
When does the program start and end?
The program begins with program orientation during the last week of May, 2013, runs two consecutive weeks, Monday, June 17, 2013 – Friday, June 28, 2013 and ends with a graduation event Friday, August 2, 2013.
How many hours a week are required?
The program (not including program orientation and/or the graduation event) take place from 8:30 AM - to 5:00 PM.
What is the stipend amount for the program?
Upon successful completion of Healthcare+ Pathways™, students will receive a stipend in the amount of $500.00.
When will students receive their stipend?
The stipend will be distributed as a lump-sum payment and will be mailed to the student's home address a few weeks after the program.
Are there related events or activities with required attendance?
Is lunch provided?
Lunch is NOT provided. It is the responsibility of the student.
Is transportation provided?
Transportation to and from Cleveland Clinic and other events is not provided. It is the responsibility of the student. However, for select activities that are considered part of the curriculum, Cleveland Clinic reserves the right to provide and require the usage of the provided transportation. Students and parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified of such arrangements as appropriate.
Are the participants allowed time away during the program?
The program is an intense, one-of-a-kind opportunity designed to provide a unique learning experience. Students accepted into the program are expected to commit to the full two weeks of the program and are expected to attend each day. Attendance is also mandatory at program orientation and the graduation event.
What if a student becomes ill?
In the event the student becomes ill, injured or otherwise impaired, the student shall immediately notify the Office of Civic Education Initiatives to assess continuation in the program.
What if there is inclement weather on the morning of one of the program days?
In the case of inclement weather (storms or hazardous conditions as declared by the local and/or national weather service), the Office of Civic Education Initiatives will execute emergency notification procedures. Notification will be made by telephone and email (if a valid email address is on file) to inform parent(s)/guardian(s) and students of cancellations due to these conditions. Every effort will be made to make notification in a timely and efficient manner. It is, therefore, imperative that students immediately notify the Office of Civic Education Initiatives of any changes to their contact information or that of their parent(s)/guardian(s).
Can a student participate in sports/band/cheerleader camp or other activities that conflict with the dates/times of this program?
This is an intense, two-week program. Students accepted into the program are expected to commit to the full two weeks of the program and are expected to attend each day. Attendance is also mandatory at program orientation and the graduation event.
Is there a dress code for Healthcare+ Pathways™?
All Cleveland Clinic employees are required to follow the dress code policy. Participants of the program will be furnished a program polo shirt and lab jacket. Students must also adhere to the Cleveland Clinic Personal Appearance policy. A copy of the policy will be provided upon acceptance into the program. Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in termination from the program.
Does it cost anything for my child to participate in this program?
There is no cost or tuition for your child to participate in this program. Personal expenses such as lunch and transportation are the responsibility of the student and their family.
Will my child be provided a uniform to wear?
Participants of the program will be furnished a program polo shirt and lab jacket, and scrubs if applicable for their program. When not required to wear program issued attire, students must adhere to the Cleveland Clinic Personal Appearance policy.
Can we plan a family vacation?
We understand the significance of quality family time. However, this is an intense two-week program. The student needs to be able to commit to the program without interruption.
Are students permitted to have their cell phones on campus/during off-site activities?
The use of cellular phones can interfere with and disrupt the functioning of medical equipment. Cellular phones must be turned off and stored in the participant’s purse or backpack while on any Cleveland Clinic property. Cellular phones may only be used outside of the buildings or in the building cafeterias. The use of cellular phones during sessions and activities is prohibited.
What if I need to reach my child regarding a family emergency?
The program manager will provide students with available numbers for use by parent(s)/guardian(s) should such emergencies occur.
Does this application process require any time away from school?
We will make every effort to schedule events around school hours when ever possible. However, prior to the start of the program, the student must complete the interview process and their physical according to our schedule. Applicants will be scheduled for interviews based on interviewers' availability.
What does the student Poster Project need to focus on?
Each student is required to complete a Poster Project as part of the program. The Poster Project will focus on career goals, educational goals and the student's experience in the program.
Do I have to follow the template?
Yes. The template is used to ensure continuity in the information presented. All Poster Project boards are printed and mounted by Cleveland Clinic Center for Medical Art and Photography.
Where will students be required to present their Poster Projects?
Students are required to present to program staff, invited guests and/or team members at the graduation event. Once they return to school, they are expected to present to various classes, community groups, school boards, senior leadership groups at Cleveland Clinic, and to other identified groups upon request.