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NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health

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There is a critical shortage of primary care physicians in many of Cleveland’s urban neighborhoods. Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Cleveland State University (CSU) are working together to address the need for better health care and greater diversity in the profession through a new Partnership for Urban Health.

As part of the Education for Service initiative, the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health provides an innovative curriculum, community engagement, mentoring and scholarships that makes becoming a physician a real possibility. The goal of the Partnership for Urban Health is to recruit local students, work with them as early as middle school, educate them and encourage them to remain in the Cleveland area as primary care physicians to deliver outstanding health care.

Prospective Students

The Partnership for Urban Health is a one-of-a-kind partnership that reflects a common interest between CSU and NEOMED to provide an effective workforce for one of the largest metropolitan health care markets in the nation. More importantly, it addresses the dire need for primary care physicians in medically underserved areas. Together, CSU and NEOMED are looking to the next generation of health care workers and combining resources to meet the challenge for students and the future of this region.

Learn more about the program and how to apply.

Partner with NEOMED

The NEOMED Education for Service initiative will bring about a dramatic, positive change on the current disparities in our local medical community by providing a comprehensive approach to introducing, mentoring, educating and supporting young people from underrepresented groups in medicine. The program seeks to assist prospective physicians throughout their academic career through four key pillars:

  • Education Pipeline: Introduce middle and high school students to careers in medicine and the health sciences.
  • Innovative Curriculum: Focus on the social determinants of urban health issues.
  • Community Engagement: Connect students with the medically underserved community.
  • Scholarships: Support the next generation of primary care physicians.


Learn more about how you can help to support the Education for Service initiative.

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