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Accelerated B.S./M.D. Pathway

The BSMD application for the 2016-2017 academic year is now closed.

NEOMED will be closed for winter break from November 17th through January 3rd. We will be unable to answer questions about your application during this time. 

For assistance with your application for admission, click here or call (857) 304-2042 between Monday through Friday (9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time).

The application and all materials must be submitted and received by the November 18, 2016 deadline. 

You do not need to submit applications separately to Akron, Kent, or Youngstown. 

We do not accept letters of recommendation for this program.  

Visit today to open your personal admission portal to learn more about attending NEOMED and browse available visit opportunities to come to campus. 

NEOMED Partner Colleges/Universities Offering the Accelerated 2+4 B.S./M.D. Pathway are:

  • Kent State University (25 B.S./M.D. slots for candidates entering in 2016-2017)
  • University of Akron (35 B.S./M.D. slots for candidates entering in 2016-2017)
  • Youngstown State University (25 B.S./M.D. slots for candidates entering in 2016-2017)
  • Visit to learn about the new partner pathways replacing the Accelerated 2+4 B.S./M.D. Pathway.


Concurrent Application to NEOMED and University Partner

High School Graduation Year

Anticipated College Start Year *


NEOMED Entry Year

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017



Fall 2017

Pathway no longer available

Spring 2018

Pathway no longer available

Summer 2018

Pathway no longer available



Pathway no longer available

* This refers to the year you would begin attending as a full-time college student in residence after high-school graduation. This does not include AP Credit or Ohio College Credit Plus work either on or off campus prior to high school graduation.

Please note that the “Concurrent Application to NEOMED” year refers to the year you would apply for provisional admission to medical school at NEOMED. Successful candidates will earn a reserved seat in medical school via provisional admission contingent upon attaining minimum GPA/BCPM GPA and MCAT scores prior to NEOMED matriculation.


About The Program

If you assumed that medical school was at least four years in the future and becoming a physician at least eight, NEOMED offers a different path to explore.

Accelerated B.S./M.D. candidates may earn a combined Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine (B.S./M.D.) degree in only six years.

The B.S./M.D. program has two phases. In Phase 1, students take premedical course work at an accelerated pace of two years at one of the three universities in the NEOMED educational consortium: The University of Akron, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University. Students attend classes on one of these three campuses, including summer semesters.

The Accelerated B.S./M.D. pathway is a challenging and highly focused pathway. It may not be the best fit for all candidates and should be considered after much thought and discussion with family. MCAT preparation for promotion from Phase 1 to Phase 2 may require additional intensive self-study. Students may petition the Committee on Academic Progress and Promotion (CAPP) for an additional third year as an undergraduate for enrichment, but the process is not automatic.

If students provisionally admitted into Phase 1 successfully complete the matriculation requirements, they advance to Phase 2, NEOMED's four-year medical school program.

At the time of application, all candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Statistics About Our Applicants

Please view our 2016 Class Profile for statistics about our most recently admitted B.S./M.D. class.

  • Average accepted ACT score: 31
  • Average accepted GPA: 3.88 (on a re-centered 4.0 scale)

Application Materials Needed

  • Completed application including essays
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official Post-Secondary Transcripts (if enrolled)
  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Application Fee or Waiver Request

Do not send any transcripts or other credentials to NEOMED's Rootstown Campus Admission Office. Any materials sent to NEOMED's Rootstown Admission Office will not be included in your admission credentials. Please follow the application instructions carefully online and upload any required credentials electronically as instructed. 

Application Eligibility Guidelines:

  • U.S Citizens/U.S. Permanent Residents (latter must submit documentation of status during application process) 
  • Enrolled in HS or graduated within one year without college matriculation
  • Documentation of passing HS graduation test

Admission to medical school via any application pathway is always a competitive admission process where the number of qualified applicants far exceeds the number of M.D. seats available. The minimum application eligibility guidelines listed above should in no way be considered admission criteria for the program or advancement to the interview stage. Candidates are solely responsible for meeting all deadlines and submitting all credentials according to instructions and maintaining contact information for notices and updates in the official data sources. In general, application to medical school involves significant preparation and occurs over the course of several months. Interested candidates are encouraged to begin the detailed application exploration process at least one year prior to the application deadline. Preference may be given toward residents of the State of Ohio. Residency status is determined at the time of application (not in the future).  For Ohio Residency guidelines, please visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the program and application process by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions.

B.S./M.D. Program

  • Completing your baccalaureate and medical degrees in only six or seven years.
  • Once accepted from high school, your seat at NEOMED is provisionally granted without reapplying.
  • Priority in scheduling classes while in Phase I, even as a freshman.
  • Premedical school involvement at NEOMED through various programs, activities and seminars.
  • Over 6,500 teaching beds in a network of 22 hospitals.

Suggested Basic High School Curriculum

Successful candidates are expected to take a challenging college preparatory high school curriculum. For details, please see the state of Ohio Core Curriculum ( We encourage you to pursue a solid high school curriculum as well as co-curricular and extracurricular activities for a well-balanced experience. 

NEOMED has engaged the assistance of the nation’s premier provider for academic health centers’ common application processing for the 2016 – 2017 admission cycle. NEOMED is no longer processing applications for admission or supporting credentials locally. All applications, test scores, official transcripts (prior to admission offer, acceptance, and deposit) and other materials particular to your application pathway must be routed through our common application servicer to be considered as part of your application. Please do not mail, fax, or email any materials to the NEOMED Rootstown Campus as part of the application process prior to an offer of admission or they will not be considered as part of your application credential set. In order to maintain a fair and normative admission process we will not make exceptions to this practice.

If applicable to your admission pathway, all evaluation(s) and/or letters of recommendation are to be solicited using the evaluator portal built into the application for admission. For most pathways, you may also use the documents’ feature in your application to upload any documents up to 5 MB in PDF, RTF, DOC, or DOCX format.

Please read the application instructions thoroughly before starting the application and the section specific instructions prior to beginning each section. All dates, deadlines, procedures are contained within these instructions in a detailed manner. Of course, applicants may still have questions or need IT support. For help and user support related to the NEOMED application for admission, please use the following referral guide:

IT User Support and Questions:

Email: neomedinfo@liaisoncas.comWhen contacting via email, please include your full name, NEOMED ID number and detailed question.

Phone Number: (857) 304-2042

Live Phone Support Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday (9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time)


Transcript Information:

You may have official transcripts sent from your institution’s Registrar directly to your NEOMED application using this mailing address:

NEOMED Transcript Processing Center

P.O. Box 9107

Watertown, MA 02471


For specific questions pertaining to the B.S./M.D. program, please feel free to call 330.325.6270 [or toll-free at 1.800.686.2511].