Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University


Established as a partnership between the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine is a unique medical school program that sets standards for the training of physician investigators through innovative approaches to the integration of basic science, research and clinical medicine.






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.



CCLCM 10 Year History


Faculty Member Earns Outstanding Teaching Award

Amy Nowacki, PhD, received the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) section of the American Statistical Association. Learn more.

Student Earns Achievement Award

Chan-Mi Lee (Class of ‘21) received the Student Achievement Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) for her promising work in rheumatology. Learn more.

Cleveland Clinic to create e-anatomy program with virtual reality

Cleveland Clinic is partnering with Zygote Medical Education to develop a virtual reality-based clinical anatomy curriculum for students. The application will initially focus on cadaver-less anatomy education for first and second year students at CCLCM. Learn more.

Physician Advisors: Advocates for CCLCM Students

Every year a first-year medical student is assigned a physician advisor who will act as a mentor for the student for all five years of medical school. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Student Wins Inaugural Student Research Award

Rachael Baird (Class of ’19) was awarded the inaugural Crain Student Research Award for her project “Pregnancy-associated cardiac hypertrophy in transgenic mice expressing a corin variant found in blacks” with her mentor Qingyu Wu, MD, PhD. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

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