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Accelerated B.S./M.D. Pathway

The 2016-2017 application is open as of July 18, 2016. Click here to apply.

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

The B.S./M.D. application deadline is November 18, 2016. The application and all materials must be submitted and received by the deadline. 

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 2015 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:

Deadline for the application for admission and all credentials to be received is: November 18, 2016

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. 


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].

For assistance with the online application for admission, please contact NEOMED's user support: 



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