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All students in the CCLCM track receive computers with Microsoft Office software and wireless capability when they matriculate. They are connected to the Cleveland Clinic network and have access to educational, administrative and clinical resources on that network. Students are also provided access from outside the campus via a Virtual Private Network to resources on The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Case Western Reserve University campuses, including the CCLCM e-Curriculum and the Case SOM e-Curriculum.
Wireless internet access in the building housing CCLCM allows students instant access to numerous resources. The entire Education Wing of the Lerner Research Institute is wireless (802.11b) enabled, allowing students to study using their laptop computers anywhere in the building. The Lerner Research Institute Commons area is also a wireless environment and is available for use 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Printers and a copier are available in the student lounge. Students will be given individual Outlook e-mail accounts.
Primary library support is provided by the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library. Library staff assists students with effective use of library resources and services; a wide variety of training and coaching opportunities are available. The Cleveland Clinic has access to an extensive array of electronic resources, including electronic books, electronic journals, and databases, in both medical and non-medical subjects. See the library’s Intranet site at http://intranet.ccf.org/education/library/ .
The Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library has a total seating capacity of over 300, including some 95 study carrels with power and network drops. Thirty-six PCs are available for Internet/Intranet access and office software (word-processing, presentations, and spreadsheets). Four study rooms are reserved for CCLCM, and are available for walk-in student use unless reserved for other CCLCM groups. Eleven additional rooms (seating 2-4 people) are shared with Cleveland Clinic staff physicians, researchers, and residents/fellows on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Cleveland Clinic is a member of OhioLINK, a statewide resource-sharing of some 84 Ohio academic institutions, including the other medical schools in Ohio (see www.ohiolink.edu). OhioLINK provides a shared central catalog of the holdings of all member libraries, with “patron-initiated circulation” procedures for requesting books from other libraries. A daily courier system among members delivers the requested books and other interlibrary loan materials. The Cleveland Clinic also shares resources through several other local and regional consortia.
The Cleveland Health Sciences Library, formed in 1965 by an agreement between the Cleveland Medical Library and Western Reserve University, operates in two locations: the Health Center Library and the Allen Memorial Library, which includes the Dittrick Medical History Center and the collections of the Cleveland Medical Library Association. The Health Center Library located in the School of Medicine, houses collections of the CWRU Department of Biology and the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing.
The University facilities contain more than 1.5 million volumes, most of which are on open shelves. These facilities include Kelvin Smith Library, which houses materials with an emphasis on arts and sciences, engineering and management; the Kulas Music Library in Hayden Hall; and the Astronomy Library in the Sears Building. For more information on Case libraries, go to http://www.case.edu/dir/libraries.html.
The Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit multi specialty group practice established in 1921 to support "better care of the sick, investigation of their problems, and further education of those who serve."
The Cleveland Clinic’s Educator List has been actively involved in the training of medical students from all over the United States throughout its history and currently maintains one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the United States.
The Cleveland Clinic provides core clerkship experiences for all Case medical students as well as advanced clinical electives typically taken in year 4. Over 55 elective rotations in specialty areas are available to Case students and other medical students around the country, as available.