Clinical Activities

At Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, we provide students with the chance to learn and practice in multiple clinical settings at some of the best teaching hospitals in the region and country. Affiliated teaching hospitals are viewed as an extension of the school's academic and research expertise. Our Affiliates include the following list of hospitals.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

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University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the primary teaching affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. UH Cleveland Medical Center offers a full range of primary and specialty care for adults and children, and includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, UH MacDonald Womens Hospital, and Seidman Cancer Center. Together, UH Cleveland Medical Center and the School of Medicine form the largest biomedical research center in Ohio.

Cleveland Clinic

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Consistently voted as one of the nation's best hospitals, the Cleveland Clinic is recognized for its outstanding clinical care and its commitment to academic excellence. Home to the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, a unique medical program that trains students to be physician investigators, the Clinic sponsors one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country with more than 900 residents and fellows in a wide range of specialties.


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For over 175 years, MetroHealth has served the medical needs of the Cleveland community and surrounding areas of Cuyahoga County and is a leader among public hospital systems. As a major teaching hospital in Northern Ohio, MetroHealth has maintained a tradition of excellence in academics and research. Intensive training for physicians and medical professionals is offered in many medical specialties. 

VA Medical Center

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Affiliated with Case Western Reserve University's School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center trains more than 1,000 students, residents and fellows each year, encompassing 26 disciplines and involving 50 affiliations with schools, colleges and universities.