Direct Entry M.D. Admissions
About the Program
If you thought that NEOMED offers only an accelerated B.S./M.D. program, here is a new perspective: normally 20 percent of our first-year medical school students are admitted via the traditional four-year pre-medicine route. NEOMED offers a "small school" atmosphere, personalized attention, and what our students describe as a friendly and caring environment. We also have four consortium universities, numerous associated teaching hospitals, and nearly 2,200 clinical faculty members.
Application requirements include demonstrated proficiency in appropriate college course work and competitive scores that are no more than two years old from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Other admission criteria include faculty recommendations, student commitment and exposure to the field of medicine, and extracurricular and work activities. The medical school interview, by invitation only, is a vital part of the screening process.
NEOMED and Cleveland State University have formed a partnership in which preferential admissions into the NEOMED M.D. program is available to competitive CSU applicants. To learn more, visit the CSU Partnership webpage.
Students apply to NEOMED using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application as early as June 1st of the year preceding anticipated enrollment in medical school.
- Step 1: Go to http://www.aamc.org/ and fill out your AMCAS application, choosing NEOMED as one of the schools to receive it.
- Step 2: Using the new AMCAS Letters service, have at least one suitable* letter of recommendation sent in to AMCAS as well.
- Step 3: Wait for an e-mail from NEOMED regarding your application. If you meet our minimum academic requirements, you will receive a request to fill out our supplemental application**.
- Step 4: If invited to, log in to the supplemental application using your AAMC ID and SSN. After filling out the application, either submit your payment online or send in your payment to our office.
- Step 5: Wait for e-mail notification that your file is complete and await word on a possible interview between October and April!
*A letter of recommendation should be submitted on behalf of your premedical/preprofessional committee or advisor. If a letter is not available from such, a recommendation may be provided by a person who is knowledgeable about your ability to complete science-oriented curriculum. A recommendation from a faculty member is preferable and a recommendation from a family member is not acceptable.
**We must receive your verified AMCAS application and appropriate letter of recommendation before you can receive a supplemental application.
As stipulated by the M.D. Admissions Committee, the following college-level course work is required of applicants prior to the point of application from a regionally accredited college or university.
|Two semesters or equivalent is required in the following areas:|
|One semester or equivalent is required in the following area:|
|The following is a list of course work strongly recommended by the Admissions Committee:|
NEOMED requires MCAT scores no more than two (2) years old from point of application. For example, if you are applying for Fall 2013 enrollment, the oldest eligible scores that we could accept would be from April of 2010.
Suggested additional minimal achievements for Direct Entry admissions consideration include:
3.25 overall GPA in undergraduate coursework [3.50 for Non-Ohio residents]
3.20 GPA in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math (BCPM) [3.25 for Non-Ohio residents]
MCAT score of 8 or higher in each subset on the most recent test
3.50 overall GPA in undergraduate coursework
3.50 GPA in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math (BCPM)
MCAT composite score of at least 24 in most recent test, with subset scores of 8 or higher in two sections and no less than a 7 on the third
At the time of application, candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
A Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States is required for all NEOMED students in order to receive the M.D. degree. A student who is not going to fulfill B.S. or B.A. undergraduate requirements prior to NEOMED matriculation must demonstrate how this requirement will be satisfied.
August 1 - AMCAS Application Deadline
September 1 - NEOMED Supplemental Materials Deadline
November 1 – AMCAS Application Deadline
December 1 – NEOMED Supplemental Materials Deadline
Applicants must take the MCAT no later than the fall prior to the year of anticipated enrollment.
Upon receipt of the AMCAS application and supplemental materials, the NEOMED Admissions Committee determines whether to keep the applicant’s file active for interview consideration. Typically, competitive applications are kept active for the possibility of an interview invitation from October through April.
Competitive applicants to the M.D. program who consider NEOMED their first choice school are encouraged to apply through NEOMED’S Early Decision Program (EDP). All EDP applicants must have MCAT scores and apply through AMCAS by August 1 of the year prior to anticipated enrollment. Notification regarding admission is given by October 1.
EDP Facts and Benefits
- Earlier admission consideration.
- A means of noting NEOMED as your preferred medical school.
- Status notification date of October 1. This is an advantage because of the limited number of seats in the M.D. program. The actual number of available freshmen openings is not determined until June of each year.
Accepted students must make a $100 acceptance deposit in order to hold their seat. That deposit is refundable until May 15. If the student enrolls at NEOMED, the money will be applied towards their first-year tuition.
For specific questions pertaining to the Direct Entry program, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330.325.6274.
American Medical College
Section for Student Services
2501 M Street, NW, Lobby 26
Washington, D.C. 20037-1300
Medical College Admission Test
MCAT Program Office
P.O. Box 4056
Iowa City, IA 52243