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.
The program is unique in several other ways:
- The program requires five (rather than four) years to accommodate the research portion and master's level research thesis requirement of the curriculum
- Class size is limited to 32 students
- The curriculum is problem-based
- Assessment is portfolio-based
- Every student receives full tuition scholarship
- There are no lectures, grades or class ranking
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.