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  • Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Cleveland
The Basics

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

48236

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

10 out of 10

What do you like most?

"Physician-scientist training (MD << Cleveland Clinic < MD/PhD) for those interested in more that straight MD training, and less than MD/PhD. VERY small class size: It's like family. Except your family has some of the brightest students from around the world and every walk of life - which can be very humbling. World-class hospital faculty, access to some really unique patient populations (not so much zebras - more like unicorns). No grades, class-rankings, lectures, exams, or AOA. We have the rights and privileges of all Case Western Reserve students, and additional perks similar to residents at Cleveland Clinic. And chill." Report Response

What do you like least?

"The very small group-learning sessions (often 8 students, but sometimes as low as 4 or 6) means that each student must show up, be prepared, and participate / share the learning workload. Students who cannot or chose not to participate and those not truly interested in a research career can be disruptive to the learning environment. Small class size and high-achieving classmates tend to invite close scrutiny of your performance and can cause anxiety - although this is partially mitigated by the (true) lack of exams, grades, rankings, AOA." Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

10 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

8 out of 10

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

10 out of 10

How approachable are faculty members?

10 out of 10

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"This school has yet to limit anyone that I know of from pursuing their dream schools - most get their 1-3 choices for matching." Report Response

What are rotations like?

"3" Report Response

Any other information you want to share?

"Not for everyone - research is integrated into every aspect of our training, and there is an additional mandatory year for all students." Report Response

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