Asha Talati, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine alumna, leads a class of high school students through a mock patient interview.

The Robbins Bridge Program creates a pipeline for students of Cleveland to connect to the medical field early in their high school ‌experience. The long-term partnership between the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) developed under the leadership of Robert L. Haynie, MD PhD, SOM Associate Dean for Student Affairs. With Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine students, Dr. Haynie established a yearlong tutoring and mentoring program for high school students. In a partnership with the Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation, additional college-preparatory enrichment experiences have been incorporated. Case Western Reserve University medical students provide the energizing and motivational force for high school students through diverse opportunities currently offered at the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM). Education enrichment opportunities for the high school students emphasize college preparation including specific knowledge, skills, and mentoring to achieve long-term goals.