Student Life

Two med students outside of the Samson Pavillion

What’s life like at CWRU? 

We encourage all students to get involved at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine—and the students in our Doctor of Medicine (MD) University Program are no exception. Explore endless opportunities to make friends, have fun and get involved.

A medical student doing an eye exam
Student Advising 

Since 2003, our advising societies—named after notable School of Medicine alumni—have fostered close-knit communities among students. The deans of the societies serve as mentors, helping students navigate the curriculum and providing necessary advice. Medical students will remain members of their assigned societies throughout their time at CWRU (and beyond).

Students performing in Doc Opera
Student Activities and Organizations

The Committee of Student Representatives has the definitive list of all the “for-medical-students, by medical-students” groups on campus. Whether you want to participate in career-focused groups or do something non-medical, you can see what our student body offers. Don't see your preferred group? Good news! The Committee of Student Representatives (CSR) also helps sponsor and fund new groups.

A picture of downtown Cleveland
Life in Cleveland 

Case Western Reserve is located in University Circle, which comprises 550 park-like acres in a vibrant urban environment. You’ll find there's plenty to explore here—from beautiful parklands and vibrant art centers, to diverse cultural scenes and endless restaurant options. 

CWRU med students in class
Diversity and Inclusion at CWRU 

At Case Western Reserve, we value diversity and inclusion in all we do. Our Office of Multicultural Affairs encourages, supports and facilitates the success of all students by providing opportunities for diverse interaction and cultural education that occurs outside of the classroom environment.