Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

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Education Technology

Technology is used in almost every task that a physician-researcher is required to do such as looking up evidence for treating patients, surveying the scientific and medical literature for research, managing and analyzing data, presenting and disseminating information, communicating with colleagues and patients, and navigating patient medical records.

At CCLCM, we believe that integrating technology appropriately into education, learning, research and patient care throughout the five years of training helps prepare our students for the world of tomorrow. With this in mind, we are committed to providing you with all the appropriate tools and creating the right environment for you to develop a high level of comfort and confidence in using technology for everyday tasks.

Student Web Portal
The Student Web Portal is web-based and accessible without a Secure ID card. The portal’s view can be customized for each student and includes:

Most learning occurs in small groups, which change several times a year. The system keeps track of your groups, location and learning material. You can download a personalized calendar from the portal to import into your Outlook calendar. You also can access a mobile-friendly version of the portal using any smartphone.
The system provides a customized view of the entire five-year syllabus for each student. Thus, a third-year student can view the cardiopulmonary course she took in the year 1, and the course may appear differently than the cardiopulmonary course a second-year student took in year 1. Students also can find their completed activities by searching in the learning objectives.
Applications were developed for certain activities such as problem-based learning (PBL). Each PBL case is organized into

three parts that are completed over a course of a week. Students in each (PBL) group develop learning objectives and resolve these before proceeding to the next part. The web app allows each group to proceed at its own pace and to upload group-specific learning material to the server.

A dynamic list of class-specific resources is maintained on the portal. Thus, a first-year student may see a link to basic science research, while a second-year student would see a link to clinical science research.
The portal includes information about faculty and fellow students, pager numbers and a web-based alpha-paging application.
Patient Logs in Years 1 and 2
A special feature of the College Program is that you start interacting with patients during your first year of medical school. Patient interactions are done in a safe, controlled environment under the guidance of a longitudinal preceptor. You have access to an online patient-based experience (PBE) system that allows you to:
  • Enter your patient logs
  • Review learning objectives (clinical skills) for each week or block
  • Receive formative feedback based on observed interactions
  • Develop your evidence-based medicine skills by formulating clinical questions and searching for and reviewing evidence to answer those questions
  • Begin to write "SOAP" notes: subjective, objective, assessment, and plan. 
You also will log patients seen through clinical exposure during your research year, approximately one half day per wekk to maintain your clinical skills.

Curriculum Vitae Builder
A well-formatted, complete and current CV is required when applying for research funding, residency programs and more. Because it can be difficult and time consuming to keep all this information in one place and format it differently for various requirements, we have developed a CV builder that allows you to enter your data and then, when required, produce an appropriately formatted CV with one click.