Since 1843, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has been at the forefront of medical education, dedicated to enhancing human health, and a leader and innovator in healthcare education and biomedical research. 

Strategic Vision

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the intellectual glue for health education and research faculty across Cleveland’s academic medical centers—Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, MetroHealth System and University Hospitals—coordinating a network of transdisciplinary effort that touches myriad diseases and cultural backgrounds.

Our Mission

To improve global health by linking research to populations in a superb educational environment.


We utilize an extraordinary consortium of medical school faculty across all Cleveland medical institutions to create integrated teams of experts to educate our trainees, link disciplines to discover the mysteries and treatment of serious diseases, and understand and eliminate health inequities in Cleveland and across the world. Our mission guides us to provide excellence in medical education through our unique curriculum, advance discoveries from our laboratories to patients and improve 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 Black physicians. In 2019, it opened the doors of a new 485,000 square foot Health Education Campus which brings together multiple health profession students from across the university under one roof to promote interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Quick Facts

  • Top 24 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