close button

For medical school admissions

Visit the Office of Admission for info on application process, financial aid, and student life.

For graduate school admissions

Visit the Office of Graduate Education for info on our many doctoral programs and the graduate education application process at the School of Medicine.

close button

Give online

Use our secure online giving form to make your gift to Case Western Reserve University now.

Make a difference

Find out how you can Take Three Steps to make a difference at Case Western Reserve University.

close button

Welcome to campus

Visit Case Western Reserve University's uniquely urban campus, located in the heart of Cleveland's cultural hub, University Circle. Plan your trip:

Research & Scholarship: Mission

The four cornerstones of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine curriculum for the University Track are research and scholarship, mastery of clinical skills, leadership, and civic professionalism. The Office of Medical Student Research is dedicated to ensuring that students are meaningfully engaged in the cornerstone of research and scholarship over the course of their medical school experience.

The objective of this cornerstone is to help students acquire tools and experience in asking questions, critically assessing literature, and cultivating other aspects of the life-long pursuit of learning that is a critical aspect of the career of all physicians and physician/scientists. The goals of the cornerstone include the following:

  • valuing question asking
  • posing good questions
  • investigating questions systematically
  • constructing responses to questions with others in a community of inquiry
  • communicating insights into questions to others in a broader community