Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

A 5-year research-intensive program of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Why Choose the Lerner College of Medicine?

The mission of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine is to educate a diverse group of individuals to become physician investigators who advance biomedical research, deliver exceptional clinical care and promote health equity.

Why Choose the Lerner College of Medicine?

CCLCM is a distinct program within the CWRU School of Medicine. We train physician investigators who are passionate about scientific inquiry, able to think critically and eager to work collaboratively. Upon completion of the five-year curriculum, our students graduate with an MD degree with Special Qualification in Biomedical Research. They leave equipped with the skills to deliver exceptional clinical care, advance research and promote health equity within their communities. Hear what the graduating class of 2024 has to say about their experience at CCLCM.

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Lerner College DEI

Learn How We’re Working Together to Impact Social Change

At Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, we are deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in education, healthcare and our communities. Words matter, but action is what really counts. Learn more about the actions our students and faculty are taking to effect positive change where we learn, work and live.

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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Students from the Lerner College of Medicine


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

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Lerner College of Medicine Faculty


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
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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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