Educating Community-Minded Physicians

Community outreach and research go hand in hand with educating the next generation of health care leaders and policy makers. Both through the medical school's curriculum and extra-curricular activities, a focus is made on ensuring medical students are introduced to the unique health needs of urban residents and that they have ample opportunities to experience family medicine and community health practices.

THE STUDENT-RUN FREE CLINIC is run by volunteer students from Case Western Reserve's medical and nursing schools to provide walk-in, acute care to patients at The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland, with support and mentorship from their staff.

THE HOUSE CALLS PROGRAM, in partnership with University Hospitals Case Medical Center, provides physician and nurse-practitioner medical care to homebound patients. Medical students participate in the program, learning more about this aspect of community medicine.

THE URBAN HEALTH PATHWAY allows medical students to complete their clinical rotation experiences in an urban setting, thereby fostering a better understanding of the unique medical needs of inner-city residents.

THE MEDICAL EDUCATION PIPELINE PROGRAM pairs university faculty and students with Cleveland high-school students to provide tutoring and mentoring, as well as a variety of internship and scholarship opportunities. The program helps encourage interested students in pursuing careers in health care and science.

Additionally, the institute helps facilitate interdisciplinary continuing education opportunities, such as grand rounds with nationally recognized experts.

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