White Coat Ceremony, Oath Mark Start of Doctors' Medical Training


Students entering the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine this year have continued a recent custom: Writing their own Student Oath of Professionalism. Students in teams of about eight begin writing this pledge during their orientation. Students must concur on the wording as the pledge serves as a confirmation of their commitment to the traditions and standards of medicine and brings to the fore the responsibilities that come with it.

These students, 187 in all, represent 82 different universities and colleges including Harvard, Duke, Michigan, Stanford, Miami University, University of Florida, University of Chicago, University of California, Berkeley and Wellesley College as members of the School of Medicine class of 2011. The students earned bachelor's and advanced or multiple degrees from these and other universities. Biology, chemistry and engineering remain popular majors, although 48 students have degrees in non-science fields. Last year, 174 students were accepted from 76 different schools.

This year 6,028 students sought admission to one of three academic/medical programs: the School of Medicine (University Program), the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (College Program) or the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) for those pursing the M.D./Ph.D. degree. It represents a 13 percent increase in applications over last year. Of those accepted, 146 are enrolled in the University Program, 32 in the College Program and nine in the MSTP. Read more.

Campus News

Case Western Reserve University seeks nominations for honorary degree candidates to be recognized at commencement ceremonies in 2009. The university confers honorary degrees to recognize persons who exemplify in their work the highest ideals and standards of excellence in "any valued aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service and the performing arts." Learn more by visiting the Office of the Provost Web site

Save the date: The Fifth Annual Case for Community Day will take place Friday, September 21. Continue to read future editions of Case Daily and check the university's Web site for future details about the campuswide day of service.

For Faculty & Staff

Effective September 1, the university will begin implementing several changes in its PCard policy and practices intended to support compliance with related IRS regulations, improve internal controls over travel and entertainment expenses, and apply best practices within the university's travel program. The key change being implemented is the conversion of all travel related expenses to an expense reimbursement model. These types of charges will no longer be supported by the traditional PCard. The PCard office will be working closely with all departments utilizing the PCard during the implementation process to minimize any inconvenience related to this change.

For Students

This section will be updated occasionally during the summer. Refer to the "Campus News" section for general information.


The Children's Technology Workshop, or CTWorkshop, lets children ages 7-14 take home either a computer video game or a stop-action animated movie that they make themselves. CTWorkshop is hosting a camp at Case with special University Circle discounts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 6-10. Refer to CTWorkshop online for details, or call 440-484-2222.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

August 2, 2007

A daily newsletter published by the Office of Marketing & Communications, Case Western Reserve University. Submit items for inclusion to: case-daily@case.edu.

Case in the News

Mothers and fathers who murder

ABC News, August 1, 2007
There have been several media reports of familicides recently. Though rare, experts say familicides tend to occur in clusters. Phillip Resnick, a psychiatry professor at Case Western Reserve University, comments.

IBM mulls interface between Second Life and real world

Economic Times, August 2, 2007
IBM India is planning to develop an interface for applications such as controlling an electrical device using a switch in the virtual world. The project enhances the possibilities of the online virtual world Second Life. Benjamin Chodroff, an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University, participated in an internship program and is quoted in the story.

Behind a lovely smile is a passionate purpose

Go Triad, July 30, 2007
Profile story on Rachel Wilson, Miss Black North Carolina 2007. Beginning this fall, Wilson plans to attend Case Western Reserve University to pursue a dual master's degree in social administration and nonprofit organizational management.

Higher Ed News

The satisfaction gap

Inside Higher Ed, August 2, 2007
A study released Wednesday suggests that the experience of junior faculty members continues to vary based on gender and race.

Other Events

All Events >>