Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

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Established as a partnership between Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine is a unique medical school program that sets standards for the training of physician investigators through innovative approaches to the integration of basic science, research and clinical medicine.






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.



CCLCM 10 Year History


Dr. Paola Raska Earns Educational Initiative Award

Paola Raska, PhD, recently received the 2018 Robert C. Bahler, M.D. Educational Initiative Award from Case Western Reserve University. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

CCLCM Faculty Earn Prestigious Recognition

Beth Bierer, PhD, MEd, was named 2018 CGEA Medical Education Laureate at the regional American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) meeting, the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), in March. At the same meeting, Cecile Foshee, PhD, MEd, was acknowledged as a LEAD fellow. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Educating Future Physicians in a Developing Nation

In 2015, Spencer Seballos (Class of ‘22) had the opportunity to travel to Laos, a small country located next to Vietnam, through Resource Exchange International (REI) and a Fulbright teaching placement. Not only was Spencer able to help others further their passion for studying medicine, but he also began his own medical student journey at CCLCM shortly thereafter. Read more about Spencer’s experience in Laos.

Seniors Prepare for Residency with Capstone Course

To help prepare our graduating students for their first year of residency — no matter where they go or which specialty they enter — and to provide a final curriculum experience, they participate in a Capstone rotation. The graduating Class of 2018 completed their two-week rotation in March. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

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