Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

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The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine was established as a program of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. CCLCM trains students to become physician investigators, integrating basic science, research and clinical medicine.

In 2019, Cleveland Clinic and CWRU opened its new Health Education Campus, where medical, nursing, dental medicine and physician assistant students engage in collaborative, interprofessional learning. Learn more about the campus and how we’re educating students for the future of healthcare.






The curriculum is centered around problem-based learning, with no formal lectures, grades or class rankings. We are seeking students who desire to be expert in clinical practice and to further the frontiers of medical scientific inquiry.
Our students are curious, self-directed and demon-
strate skills for critical thinking.
Explore close mentoring from a faculty culled from more than 3,000 Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists.




Students, researchers create Innovative Emergency Ventilator for coronavirus pandemic

A Cleveland Clinic research team from across the enterprise recently built and tested a prototype of a simple, inexpensive emergency ventilator, the original idea for which came from three CCLCM students: Jacob Knorr (’22), Daniel Santana (’22) and Megan Sheehan (’22). Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Student clinches best poster award

Congratulations to Carlos Munoz-Lopez (‘24) who accepted the best poster award at the Ohio Urological Society 2020 Annual Meeting in Cleveland in early March for a collaborative research project. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Virtual celebration honors the 12th graduating class:
the Class of 2020

The 34 students of the CCLCM graduating class gathered separately in small groups with family, friends and loved ones on Saturday evening, May 16, to celebrate their hard work and many accomplishments over the last five years. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Kudos to graduating students on stellar research

Because the 10th Annual CCLCM-wide Research Day, scheduled for March 13, was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the graduating students missed the opportunity to share their research projects broadly. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Faculty, students adapt to virtual Capstone with grace

Each year, our graduating students engage in a final curriculum experience to help them prepare for their first year of residency — no matter where they go or which specialty they enter. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Students get a leg up on virtual learning

Two groups of medical students, one in Cleveland and the other in Krakow, Poland, participated in a novel virtual problem-based learning (PBL) experience, representing a new avenue for PBL and health systems learning. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

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