Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

A program of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Why Choose the Lerner College of Medicine?

CCLCM is a distinct program within the CWRU School of Medicine with a curriculum designed to train graduates who will have excellent clinical skills, expertise and experience in research, and a passion for scientific inquiry. Upon completion of the five-year curriculum, you will graduate with an MD degree with Special Qualification in Biomedical Research. Hear what the graduating class of 2022 has to say about their experience.

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Standing Against Structural Racism

At Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine we are deeply committed to anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion in education, healthcare and our communities. Learn how we are using our voices to condemn structural racism and embrace our communities to enact positive change.

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Rising to the Challenge of COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we reacted immediately to protect the health and welfare of our students, faculty and employees, while finding new ways to make a positive impact during a global health crisis.

Academics, Admissions, Students and Faculty

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Our curriculum is centered around problem-based learning, with no formal lectures, grades or class rankings.

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Our students are experts in clinical practice and further the frontiers of medical scientific inquiry.

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Our students are curious, self-directed and demonstrate skills for critical thinking.

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Our faculty mentors are culled from more than 3,000 Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists.

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Educating Students for the Future of Healthcare

Educating Students for the Future of Healthcare

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) 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.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Learn more about the cost of attendance and how to apply for aid.

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Amenities & Housing

Learn about our campus facilities, as well as dining, shopping and housing choices.

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