Frequently Asked Questions

Is MetroHealth a community hospital? 

No. MetroHealth Medical Center, the flagship location of The MetroHealth System, is a university-based hospital, one of only 125 Academic Medical Centers in the United States.

Does MetroHealth have an electronic medical record?

Yes, Metro has an electronic medical record for both inpatient/outpatient services at all of our locations. In fact, MetroHealth was among the first area health systems to adopt electronic medical records in 1999. In addition, patients can access their medical records and engage with their healthcare team online via MyChart.

When do your programs interview applicants?

Our programs interview for the Main Residency Match starting in October and ending the last week in January.

Does MetroHealth have a medical school affiliation?

Yes, with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

The school’s four major affiliates are:

  • The MetroHealth System
  • University Hospitals
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

What is Metro Life Flight?

Metro Life Flight is the second-busiest aero-medical critical care program in the country. It flies EC-145 aircraft based at three locations throughout Greater Cleveland. We also have a dedicated ground unit for adult and pediatric critical patient transfers. Metro is home for two medically-configured Lear jets for travel within North America and worldwide. Metro Life Flight sponsors several educational lectures every year. The lectures are free and open to the public.

How many residents/fellows are currently training at MetroHealth?

There are approximately 415 residents and fellows in 48 programs.

Is MetroHealth Medical Center a Trauma Center?

Yes, we are a certified Level I Trauma Center in the Cleveland area.

Does the institution support visa applicants?

Some programs will support H1B and J1 visas.