Cleveland Clinic London Enters into Medical Education Collaboration with Queen Mary University of London

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LONDON: Cleveland Clinic London has begun training final year medical students from Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in an education collaboration that will help train the next generation of medical professionals.

Selected medical students will undertake a five-week clinical attachment at Cleveland Clinic London as part of their final year of study. They will receive a curriculum of training from Cleveland Clinic London medical staff across one of the hospital’s areas of focus: neuroscience, perioperative medicine and ITU, orthopedics and musculoskeletal, acute medicine and medical subspecialties, heart and vascular, and digestive diseases.

Tommaso Falcone, M.D., Chief Academic Officer at Cleveland Clinic London and  professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine,, said, “We are very excited to bring Cleveland Clinic’s long-standing reputation for research and education together with such a prestigious United Kingdom medical school. For more than 100 years, Cleveland Clinic has been striving to learn and innovate through research and medical education, and we are pleased that students will have the opportunity to learn through our doctor-led model of care.”

The programme will be delivered by senior consultants through a combination of direct face-to-face learning and will involve a range of clinical activities including attending surgeries, medical rounds, multi-disciplinary meetings, outpatient clinics and radiology meetings.

Nick Losseff, M.D., medical director for strategic alliances at Cleveland Clinic London, who will oversee the programme, said, “As part of their studies, students will experience a new and innovative model of care with access to the global Cleveland Clinic healthcare system, and receive training on the latest technology in healthcare.”

Professor Anthony Warrens, dean for education at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary, said, “Alongside their academic studies, clinical placements are essential to allow students to see and understand how theory aligns with the practicalities of medicine and healthcare, and to develop the very practical skills of interacting with patients. With supervised and expert practice, a student grows in experience and knowledge. They see first-hand how doctors work. Our students benefit from a wide range of clinical experience. We believe that our agreement with Cleveland Clinic London will be a valuable addition to that range, and we are delighted to add them to our portfolio of locations where our world-class medical students can undertake one of their many placements.”

Queen Mary runs a number of successful clinical arrangements with NHS hospitals, general practices and selected private organisations, such as hospices, across the UK and the world. The breadth of placement opportunities available to Queen Mary medical students enables them to explore different career paths and clinical settings while securing the experience needed to complete their degree.

Education has been a vital component of Cleveland Clinic since its founding in 1921. The Education Institute oversees world-class training programmes for doctors, nurses, medical students, residents and fellows, along with allied health professionals. In addition, Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Continuing Education provides a host of events, digital tools and journal activity to improve patient care through medical education.


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About Cleveland Clinic 

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 72,500 employees worldwide are more than 5,050 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,800 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 22 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2021, there were 10.2 million total outpatient visits, 304,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 259,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at News and resources available at

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About Cleveland Clinic London 

Cleveland Clinic London is the latest location in Cleveland Clinic’s expanding global footprint, allowing Cleveland Clinic to extend its model of care to more patients than ever. Cleveland Clinic London hospital opened on March 29, 2022. It has 184 inpatient beds, including 29 ICU beds; eight operating rooms; a full imaging suite; endoscopy and cardiac catheterization laboratories; day case rooms for surgery; and a full neurological suite with rehabilitation. In addition to comprehensive cardiovascular and thoracic services, it offers orthopedics, digestive diseases, urology, neurosciences, ear, nose and throat, general surgery, general practice, and executive health. Cleveland Clinic London consists of a hospital and an outpatient centre.  Cleveland Clinic Portland Place Outpatient Centre, a six-story, 28,000-square foot building at Portland Place, in the Harley Street Medical Area. Visit us at Follow us at News and resources available at

About Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

In 1785, Sir William Blizard established England’s first medical school, The London Hospital Medical College, to improve the health of east London’s inhabitants. Together with St Bartholomew’s Medical College, founded by John Abernethy in 1843 to help those living in the City of London, these two historic institutions are the bedrock of Queen Mary’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Today, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry continues to uphold this commitment to pioneering medical education and research. Being firmly embedded within our east London community, and with an approach to education and research that is driven by the specific health needs of our diverse population, is what makes the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry truly distinctive.

Our diverse local community offer to us a window to the world, ensuring that our ground-breaking research in cancer, cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, and population health not only dramatically improves the outcomes for patients in London, but also has a far-reaching global impact.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.