Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University


New Student Orientation

During the week of May 20, 2019, all new medical students will receive a personalized email welcoming you to the Cleveland Clinic Nonemployee Onboarding System, SilkRoad. The email will include your user name and password.

This online system will help streamline the orientation process for new students and ensure compliance requirements are met for matriculation. Information will periodically be emailed to you about tasks that you will need to complete. You can view and complete assigned tasks at Cleveland Clinic SilkRoad after you receive your user name and password. Orientation 2019 begins Monday, July 8, at 7:30 a.m., and ends Friday, July 12, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Location: Health Education Campus, 9501 Euclid Avenue.

Parking: To be determined. We will validate your parking for you.

You are expected to participate in all scheduled orientation activities. Please plan personal activities during scheduled free time. Activities include:

  • Finalizing your registration
  • Receiving TB test
  • Meeting key figures in the school
  • Learning about student services
  • Getting introduced to computer and information resource technology
  • Socializing with faculty and your new classmates

Special Events


Because you will be expected to wear professional attire when interacting with patients, professional attire is required at all times. Men should wear a collared shirt, tie, slacks, socks and closed shoes with a white coat. Women should wear a blouse or sweater with a skirt, or a dress or ankle-length slacks, hosiery or socks, and flat or moderately-heeled dress shoes with a white coat. You will receive your white coat on Tuesday morning.

The ceremony, held at Severance Hall, runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is preceded by breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center for you and your family. You must arrive at Severance Hall by 10 a.m. The White Coat Ceremony is an impressive event we hope your family will be able to attend. Dean Pamela B. Davis will preside and host a reception after the ceremony for you and your family.


Questions? Contact: 

Darlene Gray 
Student Affairs Coordinator
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
9501 Euclid Ave, EC10
Cleveland, OH 44195
866.735.1912 or 216.445.7170
Fax: 216.636.3206