Participating Schools

Case Western Reserve University campus birds eye view

Learn more about the schools leading our Interprofessional Education initiatives

School of Medicine

Ranked in the Top 25 for medical school research programs nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The school has long had a reputation for educational innovation.

Dean Pam Davis Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

"An IPE curriculum isn't just the future at the School of Medicine. It's already here, and it's been here for years. Medicine is a team sport, and our students learn their roles on the team, as well as the skills to collaborate with other team members."

— Dean Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD


1,911 students

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Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Unique, innovative program limits class size to 32 with a mission to train physician investigators

Executive Dean James Young Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

"The profession of medicine is dramatically changing from a one-on-one gladiatorial game to a team sport where we rely on the contribution of many caregivers. Interprofessional education gives us insight into how teams can perform at the top of their game."
— Executive Dean James B. Young, MD

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  • Established in 2002 as a partnership between Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic
  • Problem-based learning curriculum with no lectures and no grades. All students have a full tuition scholarship

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School of Dental Medicine

Students and faculty serve the community by providing low-cost dental services. Nearly 20,000 patients seek treatment at the dental clinic annually. 

Dean Kenneth Chance Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine

"We know that interprofessional care leads to better outcomes for individuals, better delivery of services and reduced costs. We in the dental profession are very proud to be part of this university initiative, which recognizes the importance of oral care in promoting the general health of patients."
— Dean Kenneth B. Chance, DDS


368 students

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  • New state-of-the-art dental clinic opening in summer 2019 with the main Health Education Campus
  • The Healthy Smiles program provides dental exams and sealants to all Cleveland Municipal School District students in the second, third and sixth grades and provides oral-health education to those students, their parents, school nurses and principals each year. In the 2010-11 alone, 5,300 Cleveland school students were treated through this program.

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Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

U.S. News & World Report ranks the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program No. 8 nationally; the master of science in nursing (MSN) program is No. 11 with six specialties in the Top 20

Dean Mary Kerry Case Western Reserve School of Nursing

"IPE learning opportunities are important in helping students understand their own professional identities and also to learn what the other health professionals offer. It raises their confidence and comfort in working together as a team."
— Dean Mary E. Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN


811 student in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs

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  • Offers nursing education across the breadth of the profession starting with its baccalaureate degree to 10+ MSN specialties to its two doctoral programs: the PhD and the nation's first DNP
  • MSN specialties span the lifecycle from midwifery and neonatal nursing to pediatric and family nursing to adult-gerontology primary and acute care
  • Clinical placements start in the first month of an undergraduate student's first year of nursing school, the earliest of any program in the nation

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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Social work program ranked No. 9 nationally by U.S. News & World Report

Dean Grover Gilmore Mandel School Applied Social Sciences

"Interprofessional team care is the future. It leads to better care and outcomes for patients. It is our job to prepare our students to be innovators. By starting them in their first term in interprofessional teams, we are helping them to be aware of the value of each member of the health care team."
— Dean Grover C. Gilmore, PhD


379 graduate students

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  • More than 176,000 hours of service provided to the Cleveland community through field placements
  • The school's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development maintains two large integrated data systems that offer social and economic data to aid research on societal issues.

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