Best Possible Care
At the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, we strive to teach our students how to give the best possible care to their patients. This involves providing them with as many experience-based learning opportunities as possible.
As one of the top 20 medical schools in the nation, our medical students have the chance to practice in both the clinical environment of our top-notch affiliated hospitals and in the School's Mt. Sinai Skills and Simulation Center. Students begin their clinical work during their first week when they participate in community-based healthcare field experiences. By the second month, students begin the Rotating Apprenticeship in Medicine Program which takes place in multiple patient-care settings. Next students begin the Community Patient Care Preceptorship halfway through their first year, when students have the opportunity to practice clinical and communication skills while receiving feedback from their practicing physician mentor. In their second year, students undertake core clinical rotations at one of the following affiliates: University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, The MetroHealth System or the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Students complete advanced clinical rotations during their third year.