Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

of Case Western Reserve University

What Our Students Are Saying

What Our Students are Saying


Hear what our students have to say about their experience here, from the admissions process and unique curriculum, to extracurricular activities and living in Cleveland.


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Living in Cleveland
Most of our students are from outside of Cleveland. Find out what life is like here, and hear a story about the first time one of our students saw snow.
Class size
Some students can’t imagine themselves as part of a 32-member class. Others relish the idea!
Becoming a physician investigator
Find out exactly how the Lerner College prepares its students to become physician investigators.
Community service
Learn about the various community service opportunities available to our students, and what these experiences mean to the students — and community members — who take advantage of them.
Support at Cleveland Clinic
Find out what it means to have the support of Cleveland Clinic’s many resources when you’re a medical student, and how Cleveland Clinic physicians feel about their “junior colleagues.”
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Student Testimonials

"I chose CCLCM over other options, thinking that I would graduate in five years as the best physician that I could become. The confidence of having a faculty team filled with international leaders in their field gave me confidence that I would learn the scientific material. The emphasis on collaboration, mentoring, teaching and the family-like atmosphere meant that I would be learning skills to become a professional, compassionate physician. I look forward to coming to school every day to engage myself and my peers in the process.”
Andrew Strong, Class of 2014

"The longitudinal outpatient clinic is an understated strength of CCLCM, facilitating patient contact within the first weeks of the basic science curriculum. Working with the same physician for roughly one afternoon a week over the first two years was an invaluable learning experience. At the start of my third year, my clinical interview and presentation skills were well beyond the expected level due to the wealth of practical exposure I gained in the clinics. The longitudinal clinic experience also allows students to measure their transformation from student to student-doctor, which is tremendously gratifying and exciting.”
Brian Nolan, Class of 2013

"One thing that really stands out at CCLCM is the endless amount of resources we have at our fingertips.  The small class size means we have so much individual attention and support; whatever your personal interest is, there is someone here to help you pursue it.  The faculty at CCLCM is also incredibly dedicated, and their excitement for teaching us is clear.  We are treated as colleagues, and our input and suggestions are not only heard but visibly incorporated.  I’ve found that even outside of our faculty at the college of medicine, the many renowned physicians and researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are so accessible and enthusiastic about working with students as well.  I can’t imagine a more exciting and supportive place to develop into a physician scientist.”
Danielle Eytan, Class of  2015