Parking & Transportation
Students need a car during their first year at CCLCM to attend clinical experiences at affiliated hospitals and outpatient clinics. If you are not able to obtain a car by end of August in your first year, you should secure other transportation to complete requirements for clinical experiences off campus. By the third year, it is imperative to have a vehicle. Below are transportation options to explore.
- Zipcar 1.866.4ZIPCAR (1.866.494.7227)
- Rental options through University Circle Inc.
Parking Permit. If you plan to drive to school, you will need a parking permit. You will sign up for parking during orientation. Please bring your driver's license and car registration with you on the first day of orientation.
Note that you will need your ID badge to enter and exit the lot to which you are assigned, and you are responsible for any parking tickets if you park in an unauthorized lot.
Shuttle Service. Cleveland Clinic operates free shuttles to and from off-campus parking lots as well as around campus.
Medical Insurance/Student Health
All registered students are automatically enrolled in the Case Western Reserve University Student Medical Plan. The Medical Plan fee is automatically billed each semester (fall and spring) at the time the student registers. Students who waive the fee for the CWRU Student Medical Plan waive for the full academic year, not each semester.
If you have other insurance coverage and elect to waive the Student Medical Plan, you will need to be prepared to respond to several questions regarding your current medical plan, which will certify that you have comparable coverage and are eligible to waive the CWRU Student Medical Plan.
Use the University Health Service website as a resource for the Student Medical Plan as well as for health and wellness care, medical assistance and health information relevant to young adults.
You also have the option of purchasing a disability plan if you so wish.
If you have questions or want more information, contact the University Health Service at 216.368.2450.
Our faculty identified close mentoring and advising relationships as critical for their own career development, and they designed the advising system to help ensure that students have multiple opportunities to develop such relationships.
Each student is assigned a physician advisor at the beginning of medical school. The advisor serves as the student’s partner in navigating and mastering the curriculum throughout all five years.
Students select a thesis research advisor for their master’s level research project, on which they will spend 12 to 15 months during the last two years of medical school. The Research Education Committee and the Assistant Dean of Research Education will assist students in negotiating hurdles they encounter in locating or progressing with their projects.
Students who experience personal or academic difficulty may self-refer or be referred by their physician advisor to the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs for help in identifying resources for academic tutoring, personal counseling or other assistance.
The Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Student Affairs, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, as well as others who work closely with Student Affairs, stand ready to advise and mentor students whenever they desire. They can also assist students in finding subspecialty mentors to augment the career mentoring provided by the Director of Student Affairs.
Floyd Loop Alumni Library
Primary library support is provided by the Floyd Loop Alumni Library. Library staff are eager to help students to effectively use library resources and services. Students have access to numerous electronic resources including electronic books, electronic journals and databases, in both medical and non-medical subjects. Reserved books may be checked out overnight when the library is closed.
The library offers comfortable seating as well as 12 public computers and 12 study carrels with power and network drops. Two study rooms and two conference rooms with media can be reserved by CCLCM students and are available for walk-in use unless otherwise reserved. A multi-function device is available for copying, scanning and full-color printing from the public computers. There is no charge for printing. You may bring food and covered beverages into the library and eat at the computers.
Cleveland Clinic is a member of OhioLINK, a statewide resource-sharing of some 84 Ohio academic institutions including the other medical schools in Ohio. Students can use OhioLINK to request materials from other libraries, with convenient pickup and drop off at the Floyd Loop Alumni Library. Cleveland Clinic also shares resources through several other local and regional consortium.
Cleveland Health Sciences Library
The library comprises the Health Center Library and the Allen Memorial Library, which includes the Dittrick Medical History Center and the collections of the Cleveland Medical Library Association. The Health Center Library, which is located in the CWRU School of Medicine, houses collections of the CWRU Department of Biology and the schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Nursing.
The Kelvin Smith Library is the main CWRU library and houses materials with an emphasis on arts and sciences, engineering and management. The Kulas Music Library in Hayden Hall and the Astronomy Library in the Sears Building are part of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Health Education Campus Library
The Health Education Campus Library is located on the second floor of the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion.
This library space is a dedicated Quiet Zone, with 24/7 access.
The Health Education Campus Library's print collection is limited to course reserve books for classes taught at the Samson Pavilion. These books can be checked out for two-hour periods.
OhioLINK pickup is available at this location.
Anatomical models are also available for checkout.
Students sometimes need to purchase small medical instruments. You can order some of these items online from Matthews Medical Bookstore. There is also a CWRU Barnes and Noble bookstore on Euclid Ave.
If you have questions, call 800.633.2665 and ask for Customer Service.
Use Case Disability Resources for information about registering with the office, policies and procedures, and information on disabilities from attention deficit-hyperactive disorder and learning disabilities to visual impairments and Asperger's syndrome.
Useful Phone Numbers
|Emergencies (Cleveland Clinic)||216.444.2222|
|Security (CWRU Campus)||216.368.3333|
|Police (Cleveland Clinic non-emergency)||216.444.2250|
|Allen Memorial Medical Library (CWRU)||216.368.3640|
|Alumni Library (Cleveland Clinic)||216.444.5697|
|Cashier’s Office (CWRU)||216.368.4276|
|Cleveland Clinic Operator||216.444.2200|
|Fitness Center (Cleveland Clinic)||216.444.8765|
|Health Education Campus Library||216.368.3218|
|ID Badge (Cleveland Clinic)||216.444.1208|
|Key Bank Cleveland Clinic Campus Branch||216.444.2720|
|One-to-One Fitness Center||216.368.1121|
|Paging from outside Cleveland Clinic||216.464.8410|
|Parking (Cleveland Clinic)||216.444.2255|