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The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, CCLCM, represents an historic academic partnership designed to train physician investigators. Established as a joint endeavor between the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, CCLCM is a unique medical school program sets new standards for the training of physician investigators through innovative approaches to the integration of basic science, research, and clinical medicine. In addition to excellent clinical skills, graduates of CCLCM have expertise in research and a passion for scientific inquiry. They learn the most advanced treatments and how to deliver them to the patients’ bedside.

The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine is transforming medical education through its unique, five-year curriculum focused on active learning methods including problem-based learning, labs, seminars and electronically based self-study programs. This approach fosters critical thinking, self-directed learning, and individual knowledge – the skills that will ensure their future success as physician investigators. The program is based on nine competencies, six of which match ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) competencies.