Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

About the College

About the College


The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine offers an innovative medical school program with a mission to train physician investigators. From admissions criteria and supportive financial aid, to curriculum design and student assessment, every aspect of CCLCM is focused on helping students develop the skills of self-directed learning critical for success as both a physician and an investigator.   




College Overview

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The program is unique in several other ways:

  • Five years are needed to accommodate
    the research and master's level research
    thesis requirement
  • Limit of 32 students per class
  • Problem-based curriculum
  • Portfolio-based assessment
  • Full tuition scholarship for all students
  • No lectures, grades or class ranking

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PDFView the program brochure


In addition to a solid medical and science curriculum, students benefit from an emphasis on medical humanities, designed to spark an appreciation for the ethical, historical and human aspects of medicine. Opportunities for community service complement their humanities education. 

CCLCM is a partnership between Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University. Read more about the
partnership here.


Non-discrimination Policy
Cleveland Clinic does not discriminate in admission, employment or administration of its programs or activities, on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ethnicity, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cleveland Clinic administers all programs and services without regard to disability, and provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified disabled individuals, as long as it fits within our Technical Standards. If you believe you have been subjected to sexual misconduct or any other form of gender discrimination under Title IX, find out how to report such misconduct.  


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