Admitted… Now What?
Congratulations on your acceptance to NEOMED!
Now that you have been accepted to the incoming M1 class at NEOMED, we know that you may be wondering ‘what’s next?’ We have compiled some information and resources below that may help answer questions that you may have and help you get started.
Have a question about your acceptance as an M1?
Contact Jill Thompson at JThompson@neomed.edu.
Admitted Student Checklist
By now hopefully you’ve received your acceptance offer to the College of Medicine as an M1 student. As we accept students on a rolling basis March through June from our alternate list as seats become available, you may start these activities as you receive your acceptance notice notice. First, remember to secure your space in your class by accepting your offer and paying your enrollment deposit. The amount of deposit and your submission deadline is embedded in your acceptance offer email. Be sure to also return your offer of acceptance notification with your digitized signature.
Watch for notice that your NEOMED email and student account has been set up for you through Office 365. First, navigate to http://portal.office.com and then enter the email address login and password provided to you in your official NEOMED welcome letter. Your welcome notice takes about 48 hours to generate after we receive your deposit.
You can find the NEOMED 2021 – 2022 Academic calendar here: https://www.neomed.edu/registrar/academic-calendar/ Be sure to look for the summer header term to begin M1 orientation in July.
Participate in Student Onboarding
You will receive more information about Student Onboarding, NEOMED’s virtual pre-orientation took kit, later this spring through your @NEOMED.edu account. Start watching in April.
You may schedule an in-person campus Visit starting March 22nd!
Are you a little stressed that you are trying to commit to a school when you have yet to visit campus? We understand!
We are excited to announce plans for the safe resumption of campus tours beginning the week of March 22nd. As the COVID pandemic continues, we will have several safeguards in place for our guests, students, and staff.
Locate and pre-register for campus visit opportunities through your new student portal at: http://discover.neomed.edu/inquiryform starting March 22nd.
Please be aware that there will be strict limitations that small group campus visits must remain under 10 people at one time, including any NEOMED staff and NEOMED students assisting. Face masks must be worn on campus at all times and social distancing of 6 feet maintained during tours and presentations. All visits require pre-registration. Sorry – no walk in visits right now.
Ohio Department of Health Travel Advisory
In accord with State of Ohio Department of Health policy, please check the ODE travel advisory announcement while planning your visit and prior to departure. We regret that we may not host any guests for campus visits travelling from states currently on the ODE advisory list reporting positive testing rates of 15% of higher for COVID-19.
NEOMED Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Safety Expectations
We will also require our guests to attest to the following NEOMED Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Safety Expectations statement:
In order to minimize the risks associated with the spread of the novel coronavirus infection, COVID-19, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is imposing the following safety expectations upon all students, employees, and visitors to the NEOMED campus. We appreciate your adherence to these expectations in order the keep the NEOMED campus a safe place to live, learn, work and conduct business.
Student, employees, or visitors to the NEOMED campus should refrain from coming to campus if they have any of the following:
- Fever of 100.4 F (38 C) or above, or possible fever symptoms like alternating chills and sweating
- Trouble breathing, shortness of breath or severe wheezing
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Loss of smell or taste, or a change in taste
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Headache unrelated to a previously diagnosed condition
While on the NEOMED campus, all students, employees, and guests must:
Practice physical distancing by ensuring a 6 foot distance between people at all times, which includes following all directional signs and leaving all chairs and furniture in place to abide with physical distancing.
“Commit to Enroll” with NEOMED by no later than June 15th
NEOMED participates in the AMCAS “Choose Your Medical School Tool” protocols. The only firm requirement we enforce is that all Early Decision and Regular Decision Plan incoming M1 students use the tool to indicate that they “Commit to Enroll” to NEOMED by no later than June 15th. Failure to do so may result in cancelling a candidate’s place in medical school, so be sure to follow through! Visit https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/amcas-choosing-your-medical-school-tool/ for complete information.
Find a place to live
We recommend that you explore The Village at NEOMED as an incoming M1 student. As of today we anticipate in person instruction as a part of the fall 2021 semester.
The University boasts more than 70 student organizations, ranging from student government to honor societies to interest groups to social groups. Find the one that fits you most!
Get to know the Faculty
Your professors will help you get the most out of your NEOMED experience. Get to know the faculty, the research teams, and how they are advancing the future of health care.
Additional Tools & Resources
Choose Your Medical School Tool
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine (NEOMED) follows the Application and Acceptance Protocols established by the AAMC. Specific actions related to the NEOMED Admissions process include:
December 2020 until class is filled/early July
Offers of admission/alternate list placement will begin: Electronic communication regarding acceptance will be sent.
“Plan to Enroll” selection is available until the end of the cycle: NEOMED highly recommends (but does not require) utilization of this option. This does help NEOMED (and other medical schools) by allowing us to right-size classes throughout the cycle. This tool indicates the applicant’s “Top Choice” but he or she may remain active in the admissions process (i.e. can interview, hold other offers and be on other wait lists).
Medical schools will receive aggregate data detailing how many applicants in their pool have selected “Plan to Enroll” for their school or another school.
The AAMC’s Application and Acceptance Protocols recommend that accepted applicants narrow their offers to no more than three (3) medical schools (if applicable). NEOMED highly recommends (but does not require) that applicants follow this protocol.
April 30th until end of cycle
“Commit to Enroll” becomes available. Note that the “Plan to Enroll” selection remains available for admitted applicants and candidates selected from the wait list.
If an applicant “Commits to Enroll”, it indicates that the applicant is committing to matriculate at an institution. If this is another institution (not NEOMED), the applicant will therefore be removed from our list of deposited candidates, offered candidates and from our wait list.
Beginning April 30th, AMCAS will identify all applicants making “Plan to Enroll” and “Commit to Enroll” selections. The applicant-specific information will be available to all medical schools where an applicant currently holds an acceptance offer or wait list position.
NEOMED understands there may be important reasons for applicants to continue considering more than one offer, but we expect applicants who have been offered admission to finalize decisions no later than June 15th.
Wait List Acceptance Policy/Protocols
Applicants will have 1 – 2 weeks to accept of decline offers, please see your acceptance communication.
May 1-31 offers of admission
Applicants will have 5 business days to accept or decline offer
June 1-15 offers of admission
Applicants will have 3 business days to accept or decline offer
June 15th :
NEOMED will require all accepted students to “Commit to Enroll” or withdraw from our roster of accepted students. This date is reflective of both the number of pre-matriculation tasks which must be completed by all matriculants prior to the start of orientation and M1 classes as well as the time for our out-of-state candidates to relocate in order to focus on successfully starting medical school.
NOTE: NEOMED’s M1 year begins with coursework in a summer term that begins in mid-July.
July 1 until end of cycle
Any wait list candidate offered and accepting admission must “Commit to Enroll” at the time of acceptance and remove themselves from consideration at all other medical schools
- When an applicant “Commits to Enroll” at NEOMED, it indicates that the applicant is withdrawing applications from consideration at all other medical schools and committing to matriculate to NEOMED.
- When an applicant “Commits to Enroll” at another school, it indicates that the applicant is committing to matriculate at another institution and the applicant will be removed from the NEOMED list of offered applicants and from the wait list.
- Applicants who “Commit to Enroll” at another school will not be offered admission to the NEOMED College of Medicine.
Misplaced Your Admissions Letter?
That’s ok – you can contact the Office of Admission for assistance at RHoward1@neomed.edu to request a copy.