Baccalaureate/M.D. Pathway

Apply as a college sophomore for provisional admission to medical school

Interested in becoming a doctor? Want to secure your seat in medical school early though provisional admission while still in college? Apply to NEOMED during your second year of undergraduate study at one of our undergraduate partner schools. In doing so, you may have a reserved seat awaiting you in the College of Medicine at NEOMED upon graduation with your baccalaureate degree.

Partner Schools

NEOMED offers the Bacc./M.D. Pathway in partnership with:

  • Baldwin-Wallace University
  • Cleveland State University through the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health
  • Hiram College
  • Kent State University
  • The University of Akron
  • Youngstown State University


Bowling Green State University will be joining NEOMED as a partner in the near future.

Application Eligibility Guidelines

NEOMED Bacc./M.D. applicants for provisional admission should:

  • Have graduated with a high school GPA of at least 3.0
  • Have a minimum of 21 on the ACT or 1000 on the SAT
  • Have a college GPA of at least 3.25
  • Be a U.S citizen/U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process)
  • Successfully complete college lab-based Biology I/II and lab-based General Chemistry I/II
  • Have sophomore academic standing and no greater than junior academic standing
  • Have a minimum one year of academic residence as a matriculated student and current enrollment at a NEOMED partner school prior to application


Undergraduate students enrolled in their second calendar years of study with junior academic year status achieved via college work for credit prior to high school graduation are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must complete at least two years of coursework at a NEOMED partner school (one at YSU) prior to matriculation to NEOMED after provisional admission.

Required Application Materials

Each NEOMED Bacc./M.D. application should include:

  • Completed application including essays
  • Official high school transcripts showing a final GPA
  • Official post-secondary transcripts reflecting all applicant grades up through the fall semester of the application period
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Application fee
  • One evaluation or recommendation for applications from all university partners except Cleveland State University; OR
  • Two evaluations or recommendations for CSU-Urban Health Partnership applicants
Promotion Requirements

Upon acceptance as a provisionally admitted student to the NEOMED Bacc./M.D. program, students will have a seat reserved for them as a first-year medicine student at NEOMED. These students will matriculate to NEOMED if all promotion requirements, subject to additional professional behavior guidelines, are met.

The College of Medicine requires that provisionally admitted students must:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Complete a bachelor’s degree program at their partner institution (the reserved seat is forfeited should you transfer) as well as all courses required of the Bacc./M.D. partnership program, including pre-med, sciences, health related and seminar courses
  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours each semester upon admission
  • Maintain a 3.4 BCPM GPA or higher in all science and math courseswith an earned grade of ‘C’ or higher
  • Take the MCAT by the date you are advised prior to starting at NEOMED, earning a composite score of at least 500, with a minimum of 125 in each of the four sections


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

Important Dates
  • September 19, 2016: NEOMED application becomes available
  • January 27, 2017: NEOMED application and supplemental items due
  • March-April 2017: Interview dates
  • May 2017: Acceptance into the Bacc./M.D. program notification scheduled
Questions? Please Contact:

Office of Enrollment Services
Phone: 330.325.6270
Toll Free: 800.686.2511