Education & Training

Center faculty provide key leadership and teaching roles in educational and research training programs throughout the medical center and Ohio. In the medical school curriculum of Case Western Reserve University, faculty lead the required curriculum in health care decision making (epidemiology, prevention and public health, health economics, and bioethics), the research curriculum in the Primary Care Track, the Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum at MetroHealth Medical Center, and a course in Activism in Medicine.

In graduate training in health services research, faculty offer several courses for physician trainees (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Clinical Research Methods, Observational Studies, Large Health Care Databases, Research Issues in Disadvantaged Populations, Health Care Economics, Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Health Care) in the Clinical Research Scholars Program, and they lead and advise students in M.S. and M.D.-Ph.D. programs through the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. At MetroHealth Medical Center, Center faculty lead health care professionals training in Quality Improvement through the MetroHealth Quality Scholars Program. In addition, Center faculty coordinate over 100 Geriatrics continuing medical education courses annually throughout the state of Ohio, under the auspices of the Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center, housed at the Center in the Rammelkamp Building.

Support for Center educational and training commitments derive both from external grants and MetroHealth operating funds. Training grants include awards from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ/T32), the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI/K30), and the Health Resources and Services Administration/Bureau of Health Professions (HRSA/BHP).