Teaching the Next Generation of Physicians is at the Core of Our Mission.
Office of Undergraduate Medical Education
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Medical student education, teaching the next generation of physicians, is at the core of our mission at University Hospitals. With a rich history of academic innovation, exemplary patient care and research excellence, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is proud to provide a wide range of medical student education opportunities. As a major affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, our faculty are dedicated to teaching the science of health and the art of compassion.
Core Clerkships & Medical Student Rotations
UH Cleveland Medical Center offers core medical school clerkships to Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) students. We offer a wide range of clinical electives for both CWRU and visiting medical students, including the David Satcher Clerkship for 4th year students who are underrepresented in medicine. Our diverse patient population and highly specialized clinical expertise provide a robust teaching environment for comprehensive medical education opportunities.
- Case Western Reserve University Students
As an affiliates of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, we are proud to offer exceptional clinical training for CWRU medical students as they complete their core clerkships. UH Cleveland Medical Center offers students all of the Core Clerkships. Students are exposed to a wide variety of patients, health care issues and outstanding academic scholarship.
Learn more about core clerkships through the CWRU School of Medicine Canvas Learning Management System.
UH Cleveland Medical Center offers a wide variety of clinical electives to upper year medical students. Resources for reviewing and potentially scheduling these electives are found through the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Registrar's page and Canvas.
Learn more about clinical electives for medical students and the scheduling process through the CWRU School of Medicine Registrar.
- Visiting Medical Students
Visiting Medical Student Program
The Visiting Medical Student Program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is available for students who are in their final year of medical school. We offer extensive clinical elective rotations that foster medical knowledge and learning through direct patient care and academic scholarship. Domestic students who have completed their core clinical training and will be in the fourth year of medical education at their LCME- or AOA- accredited medical schools can apply for an elective experience at UH Cleveland Medical Center through the VSLO. We provide opportunities for a limited number of visiting international applicants from approved institutions.
Learn more about learning opportunities through the Visiting Medical Student Program.
David Satcher Clerkship
The David Satcher Clerkship hosts between 4-8 minority medical students (US citizens only) annually, offering them hands-on exposure to career opportunities in our academic medical center. As an integral part of the residency recruitment initiative, this program is focused on the inclusion of a diverse generation of future health care leaders.
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