The School of Dental Medicine is a professional school offering a curriculum leading to the Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (D.M.D.). Advanced education programs in the dental specialties are also available. In conjunction with the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine offers a combined D.M.D./M.D. program.
The mission of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is to advance the health of humankind through four interrelated components:
- Education: To provide the highest-quality humanistic and scientific education for students pursuing the doctor of medicine degree, advanced degrees in the biomedical sciences, and graduate and continuing medical education.
- Research: To lead in the development of new knowledge in the biomedical sciences, the clinical disciplines, and areas of inquiry that examine the organization and provision of health care services.
- Clinical care: To deliver excellent clinical care through faculty members and bring leading-edge treatments from the laboratory to practice.
- Public service: To contribute to the public good -- locally, nationally and globally -- in activities related to health and health care. Since its founding in 1843, the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been an innovator in medical education and a leader in pioneering research.
The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has a proud heritage beginning with the Lakeside Hospital Training School for Nurses established in 1898. With a generous endowment from Frances Payne Bolton, who was the first congresswoman from Ohio, the School of Nursing was established in 1923 as a school within Western Reserve University. In 1969, Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology merged forming the current university, Case Western Reserve University. Consistently, the Bolton School is ranked among the leading schools in U.S. News and World Report and in funding from the National Institutes of Health.