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Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine to Offer Full Tuition Scholarships for All Students
Date:5/15/2008

scientific inquiry. Graduates earn a medical degree (M.D.) with Special Qualification in Biomedical Research.

"Our nation and the world of medicine suffer from a shortage of physician scientists who are trained in the methods of science, and willing to devote their careers to the pursuit of knowledge and the advancement of medicine," said Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health. "Efforts such as the full tuition scholarship initiative announced by Cleveland Clinic are vital and serve as a catalyst for attracting and retaining some of medicine's brightest talent to the vast and growing field of clinical research."

Training the newest generation of physician scientists is an important aspect of the Clinic's mission and enhances the health system's long-term ability to provide patients with state-of-the-art healthcare.

"Offering full tuition scholarships is an investment in our future and the future of medicine," said Andrew Fishleder, M.D., Executive Dean of the Lerner College of Medicine. "We have been fortunate to have been able to attract outstanding students since the inception of our program."

This year, five Lerner College of Medicine students received the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program award, also known as the "Cloisters." The program is intended to give outstanding students at U.S. medical schools the opportunity to receive research training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

A sixth student received an HHMI Medical Student Research Fellowship that will support one year of research at Cleveland Clinic. In addition, three students received Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship awards, which are designed to support medical student research at selected academic medical centers and one student received a National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Training Program Award.

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