Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University




CCLCM is a unique program that is setting new standards for the training of physician investigators. Our goal is to identify the best students from the widest variety of backgrounds to directly impact the future of medical care and understanding of medical science.

We are seeking students who desire to be expert in clinical practice while furthering the frontiers of medicine through scientific inquiry. We expect our graduates to be highly competitive for academic residencies and to pursue careers as physician investigators.

Hear what our students have to say about Admissions.

Here’s what we look for when selecting students:
  • Intellectual achievement
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Research interest,experience, and enthusiasm
  • Diversity in gender, race, culture and socioeconomic background
  • Demonstrated willingness to sacrifice for others
  • Shadowing experience
  • Team spirit
Visit the U.S. News ”Medical School Admissions Doctor”.

We can’t overstate the importance of diversity in bringing varying perspectives to the development of thoughtful physician investigators.

What does the ideal candidate look like?
  • They are self-starters, motivated learners and effective team members. 
  • They are skilled at written expression and working cooperatively within a diverse group. 
  • They take pleasure in self-reflection and pursuing personal growth. 
  • They enjoy finding new approaches and solutions to problems, even when some pieces of the puzzle are missing and the path to a solution is unclear. 
In other words, they love a challenge.

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