Transformative Care Continuum

Physician Education Transformed

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A Visionary, Focused and Collaborative Path

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 is an accelerated demonstration project, from medical school through residency, with deep experiences with patients and health care delivery teams at its foundation. Classes begin August 2018, with a target completion of residency for the first students in 2024. 

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The Pathway

  • 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 “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 anticipates hiring successful graduates to serve as physician leaders within its system.

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

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Gain the experience of a large, tertiary care academic medical center in a supportive environment.

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Learn about the application, interview and selection process.

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Dr. Isaac Kirstein, dean at our Cleveland campus, and Dr. Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, director of TCC, describe this innovative program.

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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.

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Collaborating with AMA

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

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Heritage College Connection

The Heritage College joined the AMA's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium in 2015.

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Isaac Kirstein, D.O., FACOI
Dean, Cleveland | 216.295.7521

John Schriner, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Admissions & Student Affairs
Assistant Professor, Social Medicine | 740.593.2173

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