About

CWRU School of Medicine's Biomedical Research Building clocktower against a blue sky with reflection off of side building

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Since 1843, the school has been at the forefront of medical education and dedicated to enhancing human health, and has been a leader and innovator in healthcare education and biomedical research. The School's mission is three-fold: providing excellence in medical education through our unique curriculum, advancing discoveries from our laboratories to patients, and improving the health of our community. 

The School of Medicine is one of the top-25 medical schools in the country and both the #1 medical school and largest biomedical research institution in Ohio. It consistently ranks in the top tier of medical schools for NIH research funding. It has nearly two dozen program and degree options for prospective students and is 14th in the nation for graduating both successful faculty and African American physicians. In 2019, it will open the doors of a new 485,000 square foot Health Education Campus which will bring together multiple health profession students from across the university under one roof to promote interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

The school is affiliated with 4 top-ranked hospitals--Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, MetroHealth System, and University Hospitals--and its combined research prowess has supported scientific achievements across a wide range of fields and disciplines.

Quick Facts

  • Top 25 medical school by U.S. News and World Report
  • #1 medical school in Ohio
  • Located in Cleveland, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie
  • Largest biomedical research institution in Ohio
  • 14th in U.S. for graduating successful faculty
  • 14th in U.S. for graduating African American physicians
  • 800+ medical students
  • 800+ master's students
  • 380+ doctoral students
  • 190+ postdoctoral students
  • 420+ full-time basic science faculty
  • 420+ part-time basic science faculty
  • 2300+ full-time clinical faculty
  • 3950+ part-time clinical faculty