Application Materials and Deadline
If and when the College accepts Advanced Standing applications, the following materials constitute a completed application for Advanced Standing Admissions to NEOMED and must be postmarked by April 1.
- Advanced Standing Admissions Application
- Official transcripts from all current and previous post-secondary enrollment
- Two letters of recommendation (one must be letter of good standing from dean or registrar's office)
- Official NBME transcript of USMLE Step 1 Score Report (or date scheduled for exam)
The application fee is waived for the 2015 academic year.
Official transcripts from all current and previous post-secondary colleges/universities attended are required. In unusual cases where such transcripts are impossible to obtain, it may be possible to make special arrangements by notifying the Office of Admissions in writing.
Please have an official NBME transcript of your USMLE Step 1 scores forwarded to the Office of Enrollment Services.
At least one of the two recommendations should give us information about your academic performance. One of the more common methods is to check with your premedical advisory committee from your undergraduate college about its own method of handling such recommendations. Should your college not have such a committee, one science or medical faculty recommendation will be considered in its place.
The remaining recommendation should be given to the academic dean at the institution you presently attend. This should be a letter to recognize that you are in good standing at your school.
It is your responsibility to make certain that your recommenders submit these letters to us. Your file is not complete until our office receives these recommendations. Recommendations from people other than those listed on your application will not be considered for the minimum requirements but can be considered as additional recommendations for your file. There is not a maximum number of recommendations that we will accept.
Criminal Background Check
The Northeast Ohio Medical University will require a criminal background check (CBC) on all applicants offered acceptance to the College. In addition, a CBC may be required annually thereafter to meet enrollment and registration requirements. If offered acceptance to the College, this acceptance is conditional, pending the result of the background check. The College reserves the right to revoke an offer of acceptance and/or to terminate participation in any and all curricular activities based on the background check report. Applicants offered acceptance must also incur the cost of the CBC.
If seats become available, the primary selection session will be scheduled for May or June. Selection sessions are by invitation only. Priority for interview session will be given to candidates who have competitive credentials, including USMLE Step 1 scores by the stated deadline.
The interview will be conducted over two days. The interview sessions include a standard interview, a clinical skills assessment and shadowing of a clinical preceptor. Invited candidates must pay a fee to defray the costs. They must also bear the cost of their living expenses over this period.
Sample Selection Timeline
Early December - Applications available
April 1 - Applications deadline
May through July - Selection sessions for invited candidates
July (M3) and August (M2) - Matriculation of accepted candidates
All application materials need to be postmarked by April 1 and mailed to:
Clinical Advanced Standing Program
Office of Enrollment Services
Northeast Ohio Medical University
4209 State Route 44, P.O. Box 95
Rootstown, OH 44272-0095
A candidate for the M.D. degree must be able to demonstrate intellectual-conceptual, integrative and quantitative abilities; skills in observation, communication, motor functions; and mature behavioral and social attributes. Technological compensation can be made for some handicaps in certain of these areas, but a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner without a trained intermediary. The use of a trained intermediary means that a candidate’s judgment must be mediated by someone else’s power of selection and observation. Please review our Essential Functions Required for Admission, Continuation and Graduation.