Student Affairs

CWRU Medicine students take group selfie at the White Coat Ceremony

The CWRU School of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs and the Academic Societies provides service and support to medical students to enhance their personal and professional development.

    Contact the Society Deans

    Students, do you need to schedule an appointment with your society dean? Email us at

    Class of 2021 Graduation Awards Ceremony

    Congratulations to all of our outstanding graduates!


    Enriching Your Educational Experience

    Funneled through the Academic Societies, students receive academic advising and career counseling and are guided to other resources and enrichment opportunities.

    The office is also responsible for coordinating student events such as new student orientation, class meetings, Lepow Research Day, the Student Clinician Ceremony, the Graduation Awards Ceremony, and Alpha Omega Alpha events. Additionally, the office provides assistance as needed for the White Coat and Commencement Ceremonies, and for student groups and student-run events such as the Hippocrates Ball and Doc Opera.

    The Student Handbook

    The information and policies contained in this handbook apply to students in the University Program of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. College Program students enrolled in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM) are referred to that program’s handbook.

    University Program and College Program students are both covered by the general policies of Case Western Reserve University which apply to all students at the university.

    This publication has the limited purpose of providing information concerning the programs of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. This publication should not be construed as an offer or contract between the university and any person. CWRU has the right to amend, add, or delete any information in this publication, including any course of study, program fee or regulation of the university. Policies and regulations listed in this handbook are subject to change at any time throughout the academic year. Announcements of such changes are made on a routine basis within the university and the School of Medicine. 

    Download the CWRU School of Medicine Student Handbook


    Further information regarding policies, programs, support services, and diversity initiatives can be found at the following sites: