PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO STARTING THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND ACCESSING STUDENT ON-LINE APPLICATION. TAKE TIME TO READ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND THE STUDENT CHECKLISTS WITH GUIDELINES AND TIPS ON SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION PROCESS. PRINT OFF CHECKLISTS TO FOLLOW AND MAKE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE.
INTRODUCTION TO 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:
- To offer immersion learning that initiates a strong foundation in core academic content areas;
- To expose students to various careers and aspects in the fields of science, math, medicine, engineering, entrepreneurship, and technology;
- To encourage students to think critically, problem-solve, communicate, and challenge their own learning to compete in a global economy;
- To create learning opportunities where students reflect on realities of real world situations to encourage global competence and perspectives on healthcare and related fields;
- To provide experiences for students to develop leadership skills and a positive disposition towards working in a team.
Back to top
PROGRAM INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES
During this program, students will spend time at a facility of the Cleveland Clinic participating in small and large group discussions, tours, and hands-on activities. Students will also attend off-site activities to enhance their learning experience. Each student will create a Poster Project. The program will launch with program orientation during the last week of May, 2013, two consecutive program weeks starting Monday, June 17, 2013 and ending Friday, June 28, 2013 and a graduation event Friday, August 2, 2013.
Please review the following policies and guidelines. NOTE: Failure to adhere to CC policies may result in termination from the program.
Before the start of the program, students will be required to:
- Submit to the Office of Civic Education Initiatives (OCEI), their complete online application and supporting documentation;
- Submit to the Office of Civic Education Initiatives (OCEI), with their application and supporting documentation, written documentation of good health by providing an up-to-date copy of their immunization record as written certification that they have been immunized against the common communicable diseases, including this year’s seasonal flu-H1N1 vaccination; written documentation and certification must be on official form provided by CC and printed off from OCEI’s website with all of the support documentation forms. DO NOT complete the form yourself. It must be completed by your physician or representative from the clinic that provided the services; all immunizations must be current and up-to-date (this is NOT the same as a well visit nor a sports physical);
- Complete and pass a pre-employment physical exam provided by Cleveland Clinic, including a test for TB, a drug screen and Cotinine testing for tobacco use.
During the program students will be required to:
- Comply with all CC policies, especially those concerning appropriate behavior, confidentiality of all information and dress code (additional department policies may also apply);
- Arrive at your designated location no later than the assigned arrival time and remain there until the assigned departure time – overtime, evening, Saturday and Sunday hours are not allowed;
- Be on time, dressed neatly and appropriately. Any issued uniform or clothing required by your assigned work area must be worn according to your work area policies;
- Wear the CC issued badge, which must be visible at all times, above the waist with photo facing front;
- Wear program issued lab jackets at all times;
- Wear program issued apparel when requested;
- Absolutely NOT wear revealing, form fitting or see-through clothing, T-shirts, (except as part of an approved uniform top), sweat suits, jogging suits, tank tops, shorts, jeans, denim of any color, leggings, capri style pants, overalls, sandals, peep toe shoes, sling-back shoes or shoes without backs, flip-flops, clogs, crocs, shoes worn without socks or hosiery, fishnet or patterned hosiery, and midriff shirts;
- Absolutely NOT use/have turned on personal laptops, cell phones, SmartPhones, BlackBerry phones, iPhones, cameras, pagers, iPods, iPads, MP3 players, CD/DVD players, headphones, electronic games and players, or other electronic devices during work hours;
- Turn off and store personal laptops, cellular phones/pagers and all other electronic gear in your purse or backpack while on CC property or assigned work locations;
- Refrain from accessing and/or discussing confidential information pertaining to Cleveland Clinic, its patients, its employees and various programs including discussions on blogs, social networking sites and/or discussion boards.
For successful completion of the program, you will be required to:
- Complete all program days, hours, and events.
- Complete a Poster Project.
In the event the student is, or becomes ill during the course of the program, injured, sick, pregnant, or otherwise impaired, the student shall immediately notify the CC Office of Civic Education Initiatives so their participation in the program can be properly modified as necessary.
If the student is injured, or requires first aid or emergency treatment while at any CC facility, designated site or attending an official OCEI activity, CC agrees to make reasonable efforts to immediately seek said treatment and to notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) that such treatment is necessary – parent(s)/guardian(s) shall be responsible for payment to CC for such care, CC is not obligated to provide any other/additional medical or surgical service to the student.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION MUST BE PROVIDED AS PART OF THE APPLICATION.
Back to top
HEALTHCARE+ PATHWAYS™ START AND END DATES
PLEASE NOTE: OUR PROGRAMS REQUIRE A COMMITMENT TO THE FULL DURATION STATED FOR THE PROGRAM WITH NO TIME OFF ALLOWED. ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND PROGRAM ORIENTATION DURING THE LAST WEEK OF MAY, 2013, AND PROGRAM GRADUATION AUGUST 2, 2013.
Back to top
DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND TERMINATION POLICY
Cleveland Clinic (CC) and/or the Office of Civic Education Initiatives (OCEI) may terminate a student's participation in any and all activities at CC related to this program or any other activities and programs available through our partnerships as a result of lack of competence, conduct or behavior which is considered by CC to be a breach of OCEI Student Code of Conduct, CC policies or detrimental to patient care. Both student and parent(s)/guardian(s) agree that the due process rights accorded the student pursuant to their home School District and Board of Education Student Handbook shall not be applicable to such termination.
A student shall be terminated under the following conditions: Please note that the list is not exhaustive and the Office of Civic Education Initiatives reserves the right to make decisions according to cases under review:
- Falsification of any information in the application, supporting documents or interview;
- Repetition of an infraction for which a warning was received;
- Breach of CC policy, OCEI code of conduct and/or privacy/confidentiality/HIPAA laws;
- Disruptive/disinterested behavior;
- Disrespect of patients, patients’ family members and visitors;
- Disrespect of mentors, superiors, colleagues, work or work culture.
Back to top