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Baccalaureate/M.D. Path

The NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health Baacalaureate/M.D. pathway is for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree who would like to pursue a career in medicine.

About the Bacc/M.D.

This non-accelerated combined degree program allows CSU undergraduates of most majors to apply for admission to the Bacc/M.D. program which includes a reserved seat at NEOMED’s College of Medicine. The baccalaureate portion of this pathway includes courses and seminars in urban health at CSU. CSU students may apply to the Bacc/M.D. program when they have attained sophomore standing. Admitted students will then pursue an urban health concentration in combination with their degree program.

Admission Requirements

To be considered an eligible applicant for the NEOMED-CSU Bacc/M.D., candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and:

  • be currently enrolled at CSU with sophomore or junior class standing in a degree seeking program.
  • completed a minimum of 59, but no more than 90, credit hours; must be earned by the end of the spring term
  • earned at least a 3.25 college GPA; OR earned at least a 21 on the ACT (combined 1000 on the SAT) OR earned a 3.0 high school GPA
  • the following prerequisite courses or approved transfer courses must be completed by end of academic year that applicant is applying: BIO 200/201, BIO 202/203, CHM 261/266, CHM 262/267; and
  • successfully complete the traditional panel interview process with NEOMED and CSU.

As publicly funded universities in the state of Ohio, preferential admission is given to Ohio residents.

Application Materials

Bacc/M.D. applicants would need to submit:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • official college transcripts from every institution following high school. 
  • Two letters of recommendation. 
    • Academic letters may come from faculty, research supervisors, work supervisors, practicing physicians or healthcare providers. Professional letter authors should address your academic potential, scientific and/or clinical abilities, responsibility, work ethic, and general work skills.
    • Personal letters of recommendation may come from a co-worker, supervisor, clergy, counselor, officer of a non-profit or volunteer organization, etc. These letters should speak to your personal attributes.
  • Supplemental items (college transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) must be received by October 23.

Proposed Promotion Requirements

An admitted student to the combined Bacc/M.D. program has a reserved seat at the College of Medicine, and will matriculate to NEOMED if all promotion requirements are met. 

The proposed promotion requirements (subject to change) for NEOMED’s College of Medicine require that students must:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA 3.4 or higher.
  • Complete bachelor's degree program at CSU as well as all courses required of the Bacc/M.D. Partnership, including pre-med, sciences, urban health related and seminar courses.
  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours each semester upon admission.
  • Maintain a 3.4 GPA or higher in all science and math courses with an earned grade of 'C' or higher.
  • Take the MCAT by April 15 prior to starting at NEOMED, earning a composite score of at least 500, with a minimum score of 125 in each of the four sections.

Important Dates

August 18: NEOMED application available
October 23: NEOMED application and supplemental items due
Winter: Interviews
July: Acceptance into the Bacc/M.D. program notification scheduled

April: Of senior year, must have taken the MCAT
Spring: Of senior year, full promotion to NEOMED notification scheduled

The Committee on Academic and Professional Progress will annually determine if the student will be promoted, retained, or dismissed from the NEOMED-CSU Bacc/M.D. program.