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 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.




CCLCM is achieving its mission

Based on a 10-year follow up of the first CCLCM graduating class, the class of 2009, we are achieving our mission of developing physician investigators. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Cleveland UltraFest 2020 Reinforces Ultrasound’s Impact on Medicine

After a successful first year, Cleveland UltraFest came back bigger and better with a full day of ultrasound scanning experience for medical students from four Ohio medical colleges. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Research project accepted for oral presentation

Congratulations to Selena Pasadyn (’21) whose teledermatology research project, entitled “Store-and-Forward Teledermatology Impact on Diagnosis, Treatment, and Dermatology Referrals: Comparison Between Four Practice Settings,” was accepted for oral presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting in March 2020. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Anatomy lab: How digital tools are enhancing anatomy education

Inside the Samson Pavilion, first-year students are discovering the intricacies of the human body by interacting with computer-generated simulations and virtual anatomical models. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Best in class

CCLCM aims to be a national leader in diversity and inclusion. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

Students share stories, poetry at fifth annual Story Slam

More than 100 students, faculty and friends gathered on Oct. 2 for Story Slam: Medical Student Edition, a treasured annual tradition that showcases narrative talent of students from the CWRU University and College programs, and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Learn more and explore our College Newsletter.

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