Case Western Reserve University Medicine

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Cleveland, Ohio


Phone: 216.368.3450
Admissions e-mail:

Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. For information, click here

Admission statistics

  • Number of applicants (University Program): 5500-6000
  • Approximate number of applicants interviewed: 900
  • Class size: 170 (University Program), 32 (College Program), 10-15 (Medical Scientist Training Program)
  • Only US citizens or permanent residents will be eligible for the University program (4 yr. MD)
  • International students are eligible to apply to the College program (5 yr. MD)
  • University program has early decision

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Baccalaureate degree (typically 4 years) at an accredited American or Canadian university
    • If undergraduate degree outside of US or Canada, a minimum of 1 year of science-based work at an accredited US institution (can be Masters, PhD, formalized post-baccalaureate, or other upper-level science coursework)
  • Typical science credit hours:
    • Non-science majors: at least 40 credit hours
    • Science majors: at least 55 credit hours
    • Post-bacc students: at least 32 credit hours
  • Required Courses
    • Biology: 2 semesters
    • General Chemistry with lab: 2 semesters
    • Organic Chemistry: 1 semesters
    • Physics with lab: 2 semesters
    • Biochemistry: 1 semester (2014-2015 cycle)
    • English: 1 semester
  • Recommended Coursework or Experiences:
    • Cellular biology
    • Physics
    • Genetics
    • Biostatistics
    • Social and Behavioural Sciences (Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, etc)
    • Research Experience:
      • Not required for university (4 yr MD) program, more than one summer of hypothesis-driven research experience required for CCLCM (5 yr MD) program

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  • Cumulative in 2016: 3.74 (range of 2.77-4.00)
  • Average science in 2016: 3.71 (range of 2.77-4.00)
  • Average MCAT score for 2016: 96th percentile (range of 61st to 100th percentile)

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  • MCAT must have been written within 3 years of application deadline
  • Average MCAT score for 2016: 96th percentile (range of 61st to 100th percentile)

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Supporting Documents

  • AMCAS application
  • Letters of Recommendation – 3 to 5 letters; at least 2 from research or science advisors/professors
  • Secondary Application – sent electronically after the AMCAS application is verified

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Evaluation criteria

  • Applicant is evaluated based on academic success, letters of recommendations, meaningful life experiences, leadership, clinical experience, research, and demonstrated commitment to medicine.

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  • September – February
  • Two 45-60 minute interviews with one faculty member and one current medical student
  • Conversational tone

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Timeline 2017-2018

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  • June 2, 2017: AMCAS 2017-2018 application becomes available.
  • July 1, 2017: Earliest date that medical schools will receive verified primary AMCAS applications.
  • November 1, 2017: Latest filing date through AMCAS for consideration of primary AMCAS application.
  • July 1 - November 1 2017: Our Admissions Office receives verified AMCAS primary applications and electronically invites all applicants to complete Case's Secondary Application.
  • December 1, 2017: Deadline to submit the secondary application.
  • August - December 15: Admissions receives and reviews completed applications. Qualified applicants are electronically invited to schedule an interview at CWRU.
  • September - February: Interviewing season

Tuition 2017-2018

  • First Year Tuition : $59,346

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