Twelve students from the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, a portfolio school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, have been visiting Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to participate in a month long Cardiovascular Inquiry Seminar Series (CISS). Hosted in the new Health Education Campus, the high school students experience informative lectures with mock patient interviews designed and delivered by current medical students. This year the program welcomed Dr. Jose D. Ortiz, Chief of Cardiology at the VA Medical Center, as a distinguished physician lecturer.
While students are immersed in content during the interactive lectures, they also employ their newly acquired information during mock case-based inquiry sessions designed to replicate the medical school's hallmark Western Reserve2 (WR2) curriculum. All these experiences will culminate in March, when the high school students return to the medical school and are given access to the actual IQ sessions attended by CWRU medical students. Students receive first-hand exposure to the elevated critical thinking that medical students are asked to utilize daily in their studies.
This is the 11th consecutive year of the Robbins Bridge CISS Program ran out of the Office of Student Affairs at CWRU School of Medicine and sponsored by the Joan C. Edwards Foundation.