Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

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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 will open its new Health Education Campus, where medical, nursing, dental medicine and physician assistant students will engage in collaborative, interprofessional learning. Find out how we’re building the future of health education.






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.




Cadavers get new life in unique medical curriculum in US

Virtual reality is playing a big role in many fields. And now, it’s showing up at one medical clinic in the United States. Learn more.

A year of Making History

At the 11th state-of-the-college address in August, Associate Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean Bud Isaacson, MD, opened the address by acknowledging the many contributions of Case Western Reserve University partners; the Admissions and Student Affairs team; physician advisors; faculty and administrative support team; and all the deans. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Dr. Benjamin Abelson receives award for humanistic medicine

Cleveland Clinic urology resident Benjamin Abelson, MD (‘14), recently won the Cleveland Clinic Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award for Humanistic Medicine. This award recognizes physicians who combine scientific skills, compassion and sensitivity toward patients. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Students secure grant for population health project

Spencer Seballos (’22) (student lead), Sophia Colombari Figueroa (’22) and Diana Lopez (’23) received a HALO Grant in the amount of $1,000 from the Health Advocacy Leadership Organization (HALO) to support both the health advocacy research and work the team is doing with Cleveland’s Hispanic population. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Seven CCLCM students among NIH scholars

Congratulations to our CCLCM students who have been selected to participate in the National Institutes of Health 2019-20 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP), a year-long program designed to expose students to the entire continuum of biomedical research. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Class of 2019 Class Reflections Video

The graduating class of 2019 share their experience at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Hear what they have
to say

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