The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University enrolled its first class of students in 2004. Our affiliation with the medical school provides residents with an opportunity to teach the CCLM students during their third year of clerkship. Prior to the development of The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, students from various medical schools throughout the country and the world were always an integral part of the internal medicine residency program. Residents supervise medical students in the first year of residency. This helps residents transition early from learner to teacher and allows them to better prepare for their supervisor months which start as a GL-2.
- Residents begin supervising interns in the second year of residency.
- The senior medical resident is the team leader on all internal medicine teaching services and also serves as the consultant, as well as a the team leader, for the Medical Intensive Care Unit.
- Senior residents supervise all procedures performed by GL-1 residents and medical students
- Residents (both junior and senior) will give mini-didatic lectures during ward team teaching rounds.
- A typical ward teams consists of interns, medical students and a clinical pharmacist.
- Morbidity and Mortality conferences, as well as, clinicopathologic conferences and evidence-based medicine journal clubs are resident led teaching experiences.
- Each year the resident winner of Medicine’s annual research competition will present their research at a Medicine Grand Rounds.
- Residents are given the opportunity to lecture at noon conference if they so desire.
- Senior residents also serve as mentors and teaching to junior residents for research projects.
Feedback regarding teaching strategies, as well as lectures designed to improve residents' teaching skills, are included in the curriculum.