CLEVELAND — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has made the No. 1 spot as the best research-oriented medical school in Ohio, according to a ranking from U.S. News & World Report.
In addition to the No. 1 spot, the school ranked one of the leading schools in America at No. 24.
The medical school includes two programs— a university program with entering classes of about 180 and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine program, with a size of 32 students each year.
In 2018, approximately 2,000 students applied for the 32 spots.
The rankings are based on statistical criteria, such as amounts of research funding and the qualification needed for admittance, among other criteria.
“We are extremely proud to be one of the unique medical school programs offered through our partnership with Case Western Reserve University,” said James Young, Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Academic Officer and former dean of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, in a news release.
In the spring, the university and the Cleveland Clinic will open the Health Education Campus, which includes the 477,000-square-foot Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion and a 135,000-square-foot dental clinic.