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Since 1843, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, based in Cleveland, Ohio, has been dedicated to enhancing human health as a leader and innovator in the fields of medical education and biomedical research. Building upon this proud history, our mission is threefold: providing excellence in medical education, advancing discoveries from our laboratories to patients, and improving the health of our community. 

This mission is accomplished, in part, through the School of Medicine's unique curriculum, Western Reserve2. The WR2 Curriculum unites the disciplines of public health and medicine into a single program of study. Key themes include:

  • Flexibility
  • Independent scholarship and research
  • Self-directed learning
  • Interactive teaching.

Each year we train more than 800 MD and PhD students in three different tracks: the University Track (MD), the College Track (MD)and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)

Read our statement on diversity here.

The School of Medicine is affiliated with University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the Cleveland Clinic, with which it established the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in 2002.