Early assurance undergraduate partner Pathway
Apply as a college sophomore for early assurance to medical school
Interested in becoming a doctor? Want to secure your seat in medical school early though Early Assurance while still in college? Apply to NEOMED during your second year of undergraduate study at one of our seven undergraduate partner schools to reserve a seat in a future class two years after accepting the Early Assurance Program offer.
NEOMED offers the Early Assurance Pathway in partnership with:
- Baldwin-Wallace University
- Bowling Green State University
- Cleveland State University through the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health
- Hiram College
- Kent State University
- The University of Akron
- Youngstown State University (Includes 3 year undergraduate YSU “BaccMED” pathway)
Note – NEOMED no longer offers any direct from high school provisional admission programs (formerly known as “B.S./M.D.”)
Application Eligibility Guidelines
Exact application guidelines are established at the beginning of the EAP cycle and are subject to change without prior notice. Please check back in mid-August for guidelines in effect for the 2018-2019 EAP application cycle.
Undergraduate students enrolled at a NEOMED partner school in their second calendar year of study are encouraged to apply for Early Assurance. Early Assurance is essentially a reserved seat in medical school provided that candidates achieve certain milestones to claim that reserved seat. Early Assurance is not admission to NEOMED and does not “guarantee” admission. Successful applicants must complete coursework at a NEOMED partner school and apply for final admission to ensure academic and professionalism standards are met for admission into NEOMED.
Prior class profiles for this pathway are as follows:
Overall GPA: 3.68 – 3.87 (middle 50% of acceptances)
Average GPA: 3.76
BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math) GPA: 3.52 – 3.86 (middle 50% of acceptances)
Average BCPM: 3.69
For candidates accepted to EAP in 2018 and beyond, the required criteria for admission to NEOMED through EAP when the time comes to apply are:
Candidates must be on track to successfully complete a bachelor’s degree program at their partner institution (the reserved seat is forfeited should you transfer) and complete all required pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C minus” or better to matriculate to NEOMED. These required pre-requisite courses include:
I. Two semesters of Organic Chemistry & Labs
II. Two semesters of Physics & Labs
III. Two semesters of Biology & Labs
IV. One semester of Biochemistry
Candidates are also required to meet or exceed the following grade point average, BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math courses) grade point average, and minimum MCAT scores as follows for admission to NEOMED:
|If the Organic Chemistry/Pre-requisite Requirements are:||And the Required MCAT Score is:||Then the minimum BCPM GPA & GPA is:|
If no grade lower than B- in Organic Chemistry I or II or Labs
|502 (+/- 2 CI = 500/504)||3.40|
If at least one grade of “C+/C/ C-“ in Organic Chemistry I or II or Labs
|507 (+/- 2 CI = 505/509)||3.40|
If all grades in Organic Chemistry I or II or Labs are “C-“ or above
|514 (+/-2 CI = 512 – 516)||3.25|
If any grade(s) of “D +” or lower in Organic Chemistry is earned
|Do not admit/denial||Do not admit/denial|
|If any grade of “F” in any required prerequisite is earned||Do not admit/denial||Do not admit/denial|
Early Assurance students will matriculate to NEOMED if all promotion requirements, subject to additional professional behavior guidelines, are met.
*“CI” refers to the MCAT Confidence Interval as established by the AAMC, therefore an MCAT score of 500 would be recognized as meeting the 502 requirement. An MCAT score of 505 would be recognized as meeting the 507 requirement, and an MCAT score of 512 would be recognized as meeting the 514 requirement.
**NEOMED no longer requires attainment of MCAT sub-scores.
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