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The Northeast Ohio Research Education Medicine Alliance (NEOREMA) is an innovative collaboration between Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, Kent State University, and Oberlin College. Launched to increase the participation of under-represented groups within the biomedical sciences, NEOREMA provides year-round educational programming for American Indian or Alaskan Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, underprivileged, or first generation college students.
As regional leaders in research, education, and medicine, our alliance institutions recognize the importance of developing and training Northeast Ohio's next generation of biomedical leaders. We're committed to providing the education, support, and access necessary to ensure program participants can achieve their dreams of becoming physicians, researchers, and allied health professionals without leaving home.
The goals of the program include:
Please review the following information, policies and guidelines. NOTE: Failure to adhere to CC policies may result in termination from the program.
The first year of the NEOREMA program is designed to expose students to the endless possibilities the world of science and medicine has to offer. During the two-week summer experience, professionals from Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University, and Cuyahoga Community College educate students on what it's like to work in a variety of medical fields, and help participants gain a better understanding of what schooling they will need in order to embark on their eventual careers. First-year programming extends beyond the summer with a fall academic touchpoint and a spring curriculum.
Year two of NEOREMA starts with a summer residential program. Students spend two weeks doing practical, hands-on work in laboratories at Kent State University and Oberlin College. Developing hypotheses and using the scientific method to test the validity of their theories, participants strengthen their research abilities and gain a deeper appreciation for how researchers contribute to science, medicine, and the field of public health. Second-year programming extends beyond the summer with a fall academic touchpoint and a spring curriculum.
During the summer, third-year NEOREMA participants spend nine weeks working full-time alongside nationally renowned healthcare professionals in a variety of departments at Cleveland Clinic. Over the nine weeks, each student conducts a research study and defends the project's findings in a formal presentation. This individually structured internship advances students in their journey to becoming leaders in the biomedical sciences. Third-year programming extends beyond the summer with an academic touchpoint in the fall and an additional project-based initiative in the spring.
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/guardian 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.
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 ON AUGUST 2, 2013.
All years must commit to the fall activity (one Saturday in either September or October, 2013).
AND the spring curriculum (one Saturday per month, January through May of 2014).
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: