The Center for Personalized Healthcare recognizes the need for our students to receive a solid foundation in the principles of personalized healthcare.
We have teamed with the Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare to provide support for Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (CCLCM) so that our students graduate with this foundation. Our main emphasis is on teaching students how to collect a family health history, communicate genetic risk to patients, recognize patterns of inheritance and understand how such diseases impact the lives of patients and their families.
Cleveland Clinic is home to 65 accredited residency programs for physicians. We have developed a curriculum to introduce the concepts of personalized healthcare to Internal Medicine residents. We offer lectures customized for each year of training with an emphasis on review of family history and patterns of inheritance in Year 1. This is followed by lectures on clinical genetic testing and pharmacogenetics in Year 2, and updates in genetics/genomics and pharmacogenetics with a board review session in Year 3. Residents will also be required to attend a bioethics session in each year of training.