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An Accelerated Pathway to Family Medicine
A visionary, focused and collaborative path

Transformative Care Continuum

To meet the growing need for primary care physicians and to provide the best care for patients, the Heritage College and Cleveland Clinic are transforming medical education. Together, we are responding to rapid and dramatic changes in health care delivery with our own dramatic changes to the way physicians are trained. The Transformative Care Continuum (TCC) is an accelerated pathway based on medical competencies that prepares students for careers in family medicine through a continuous experience from medical school through residency and beyond, with deep experiences with patients and health care delivery teams at its foundation. The program's first cohort of students started in August 2018 and are scheduled to complete residency in 2024.


Eight students. Six years. One program.

Is this the path for you?

  • Determined to become a family physician?
  • Set on staying in Northeast Ohio to practice?
  • Driven to go beyond the examination room and into our communities, where responsive care begins?


If you answered “Yes!” the Transformative Care Continuum may be a good medical school fit for you.

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Our Partner: Cleveland Clinic

Students will be embedded into their Cleveland Clinic site within their first days of medical school, and they will progress at that same site through to graduation, residency and board certification.

  • Cleveland Clinic: Akron General

    Cleveland Clinic Akron General

    Gain the experience of a large, tertiary care academic medical center in a supportive environment recognized for its expertise and care.

  • Cleveland Clinic: Lakewood Family Health Center

    Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center

    Work in a new high-tech environment with experienced family physicians who practice full-spectrum, community-based primary care.

Meet Moira – Class of 2024

"I realized in applying to TCC that Family Medicine is more closely aligned with my interests in community health—with TCC's deep focus on population health, quality improvement, and health systems science in general, I feel that I found the perfect program that addresses all of my interests in healthcare. I love that I will be able to treat people of all ages, from all walks of life."

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Moira Horn

Accelerating Change in Medical Education

The Heritage College and Cleveland Clinic are at the forefront of a growing movement to adapt medical education to meet the needs of rapidly changing, 21st-century health care systems. In 2015, the Heritage College was one of 21 medical schools nationwide chosen to join the 11 founding members of the American Medical Association “Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium.” Consortium members are creating the “medical school of the future” by transforming how future physicians are trained.

Collaborating with AMA

The American Medical Association is working with the Heritage College and others to shape medical education's future.

Learn more about the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium

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Meet Jordan – Class of 2024

"There are many reasons why I chose to apply to TCC. You have a guaranteed residency spot in one of the most prestigious healthcare institutions in the world, the Cleveland Clinic. That comes with it an enormous opportunity to marshal the Clinic’s many resources to make meaningful impacts on patients’ lives."

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Jordan Brogley Webb

Contact Us

Bre Koch, MEd
Assistant Director, Admissions & Outreach
Cleveland Campus
Telephone: 216.295.7941 Email:

Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, M.D.
Director, Transformative Care Continuum
Assistant Professor, Social Medicine
Telephone: 216.295.7539 Email: