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You’ve set your sights on a top-ranked medical school after you graduate from college. Whatever your major, Case Western Reserve’s rigorous classes , intensive mentoring and unsurpassed research opportunities will prepare you for that next level. Gain laboratory or clinical experience right next door at world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals.

World-class medicine
University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic are right here in University Circle, driving advanced research and raising the bar on patient care. This exciting environment teems with learning opportunities: You may shadow a pediatrician at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, work on fertility research at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Reproductive Medicine or volunteer at the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.

Teachers, mentors, support team
Our faculty will come to know you inside and outside the classroom, acting as mentors and advisors throughout your four years. They’ll help you find research and internships opportunities suited to your strengths and interests, and they’ll be able to write compelling letters in support of your medical school applications.

The research advantage
Our faculty members work at the cutting edge of the sciences, and they welcome undergraduate participants on their research teams--you may even be a co-author of a paper. In addition, you may design and carry out an independent research project with guidance from a faculty member.

On to medical school
Over the past three years, CWRU has sent more than 500 undergraduate students to medical school, including:

  • Duke
  • Michigan
  • New York University
  • Northwestern
  • Pittsburgh
  • Vanderbilt 
  • Washington University in St. Louis