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Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University
  • Year founded: 2002
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Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University (CCLCM)
Allopathic Medical School
Cleveland
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 46 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 5 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $57,475
  • Non - Resident Tuition $57,475
  • Application Fee -
  • AVG MCAT -
  • AVG GPA -
  • LIZZYM Score -

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
  • 9500 Euclid Ave, NA21
  • Cleveland 44195
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU (the College Program) is one of two educational programs leading to the MD degree at Case School of Medicine. The College Program builds on the strengths of two leading academic institutions in Cleveland - the Cleveland Clinic, one of the top five hospitals in the US with a history of excellence in clinical care of patients, medical education, and research, and Case Western Reserve University, ranked in the top tier among US medical schools for NIH funding and its educational programs. Students in the College Program have access to all the resources available to other Case medical students, and are awarded their medical degrees by Case Western Reserve University. Most of the College's teaching faculty are Cleveland Clinic staff physicians and researchers. Almost all teaching in the first two years occurs at the Cleveland Clinic, where the classrooms, student lockers and lounge, library facilities, and the medical education offices are in the Education Wing of the Lerner Research Institute, near research labs, clinical space, and offices of many of the faculty.

Curriculum

The curriculum provides a "graduate education in medicine." Teaching methods focus on active learning methods, including problem-based learning (PBL), labs, problem sets, electronic (self-study) curriculum, and seminars. Research is a major thread in the curriculum. A research thesis will be required and research topics will be addressed throughout the curriculum. Each student has a physician adviser and a research adviser. In order to provide students with time for a substantive research experience, the course of study for the M.D. degree extends over 5 years. The curriculum is organ system-based and integrated with related clinical experience. Clinical experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum and the program is designed to educate graduates with excellent clinical skills.

Facilities

Almost all teaching in the first two years occurs at the Cleveland Clinic, where the classrooms, student lockers and lounge, library facilities, and the medical education offices are in the Education Wing of the Lerner Research Institute, near research labs, clinical space, and offices of many of the faculty. The Cleveland Clinic is just a mile from the Case School of Medicine, and class schedules for the first two years coincide, so that students from the College and Case's University-based Program can easily participate in activities on either campus. During the last 3 years of the College Program, students can elect their clerkships at any of the teaching hospitals in Cleveland that are affiliated with Case.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 37
Negatively 2
No change 1

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.61 44

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.04 45

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"The cafeteria is awful, please feed us good food." More from this Member | Report Response

"Screen medical students who are interviewing/interacting with the interviewees." More from this Member | Report Response

"EDIT: OK...I have been forced to admit that I didn't like the coffee that was provided" More from this Member | Report Response

"Wake up and realize you aren't Mayo Medical!" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What do you like to do in your free time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research to me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a time when, no matter what, things did not seem to workout?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if a colleague began to develop a drug addiction, but it hadn't impacted his work performance in an obvious way." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you deal with criticism" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do for fun?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have I ever been in a situation where one team member was slacking." More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite Author?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Regarding research and future directions with limited funding." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why geriatrics?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a difficult experience (lots of follow-up questions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever knowingly put yourself in an uncomfortable situation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What other schools did you apply to? What wre your criteria in determing which medical schools you wanted to go to (i.e. Why Case?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Team conflict -- how do you address it (someone not participating, someone hogging the conversations, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of doctor do you want to be?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Cleveland Clinic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research. Know it in and out." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why leave behind a comfortable profession for one that will be painstaking work with somewhat less reward for a while? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you balance your time between clinical and research work?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Research... much less in depth than I had expected" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"TEll me bout yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever been in a small group situation in which one or more persons did not pull their weight?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with fellow students who lie?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why CCLCM? Why Cleveland? Tell me about yourself. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How are you going to deal with the limitations and conformities placed on your interractions with patients by the current US healthcare system?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research (which was asked by both of my interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"research: explain it. what do the results show? how might this be useful? how was the experience meaningful? etc." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Why CCLCM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do with your spare time?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most challenging experience in your life? What time was most stressful in your life? (two separate questions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"Revealing the most interesting question would give my identity away." More from this Member | Report Response

"Lots of interesting personal questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Favorite jazz musician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussion about my travels outside of the US to work with indigent populations" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my experiences living in a different country." More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 things about you would you like to change?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing notable." More from this Member | Report Response

"Since cardiovascular disease leads to more deaths in this country than the next several causes combined, why is so little research funding devoted to it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"not sure. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What religion are you/What is your background? (But he only asked me this b/c he thought I looked Egyptian Coptic and they have a big following in Cleveland, which is unique to the city). The interviews in general were very conversational and laid back - totally low stress." More from this Member | Report Response

"Define emotional maturity." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would a molecule of dna be like if you designed it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where else did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I can't remember exactly how it was worded but something about how I thought I would fit in at such a small school." More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked about how my profession currently allows me to travel the world and why I would want to leave that behind." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you feel you can help re-establish academic medicine as it should be practiced?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing out of the ordinary" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the most important issue in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about X experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"none really... mostly just questions about why I want to go into medicine, why I like research, my learning style, what my future goals and interests are, etc" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked specific questions about a research paper I recently wrote for one of my classes." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you deal with fellow students who lie and cheat?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most fun you've had in a lab?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a CEO of this hospital, how would you go about deciding which is better for the institution, electronic medical histories or traditional audio-recorded histories?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell be about your childhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"i can't remember exactly, but it had to do with music (i'm a cellist). it wasn't some fuddy questions about "why do you like playing?" it led to an interesting conversation." More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you be able to handle the midwest weather? Could you give up surfing to move the the midwest?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Physician-scientist training (MD << Cleveland Clinic < MD/PhD) for those interested in more that straight MD training, and less than MD/PhD. VERY small class size: It's like family. Except your family has some of the brightest students from around the world and every walk of life - which can be very humbling. World-class hospital faculty, access to some really unique patient populations (not so much zebras - more like unicorns). No grades, class-rankings, lectures, exams, or AOA. We have the rights and privileges of all Case Western Reserve students, and additional perks similar to residents at Cleveland Clinic. And chill." | Report Response

"It is like a family, or like Cheers, where everyone knows your name. The personal attention and available resources can't be beat. Neither can free tuition!" | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"The very small group-learning sessions (often 8 students, but sometimes as low as 4 or 6) means that each student must show up, be prepared, and participate / share the learning workload. Students who cannot or chose not to participate and those not truly interested in a research career can be disruptive to the learning environment. Small class size and high-achieving classmates tend to invite close scrutiny of your performance and can cause anxiety - although this is partially mitigated by the (true) lack of exams, grades, rankings, AOA." | Report Response

"Sometimes families can be a little dysfunctional. :-P" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Not for everyone - research is integrated into every aspect of our training, and there is an additional mandatory year for all students." | Report Response

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