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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.

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Students publish as first authors in major journal

Congratulations to Scott Anjewierden (‘21) and Zheyi Han (’21), who are the first authors for “Risk factors for Clostridioides difficile colonization among hospitalized adults: A meta-analysis and systematic review,” published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Abhilash Suresh selected as finalist for research award

Kudos to Abhilash Suresh (‘24) who was selected as a finalist for the 2020 Bumpus Basic Science Award, based on his abstract entitled “The Role of Long Non-Coding RNA in the Evolution of Resistance to Targeted Therapy in ALK Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma.” Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Faculty adapts to new ways of teaching clinical skills when safety is the No. 1 priority

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the spring OSCE for the CCLCM year 2 students was cancelled, but by fall, faculty members were prepared to move ahead with this important exercise in a students’ self-assessment of their clinical competence, with some modifications. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Student co-authors pandemic paper

Congratulations to Perry Dinardo (‘21), who was a co-author along with Ellen S. Rome, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, and Veronica E. Issac, MD, on “Promoting resiliency in adolescents during a pandemic: A guide for clinicians and parents,” published last month in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Training physician investigators who are climate-aware

During a recent outpatient medicine block didactic session focused on social determinants of health, a group of third-year students reviewed a case that involved a local impoverished family whose home flooded because of an extreme weather event. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

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