Medical School Admissions

Early assurance undergraduate partnership

Reserve a seat in  medical school through early assurance

If you know that your goals include applying to medical school to become a doctor, consider securing your seat in medical school early through early assurance while still in college.

NEOMED partners with undergraduate colleges and universities across northeast Ohio for their students to secure a seat in our M.D. program after their second or third years. Once a seat is held through early assurance, candidates must satisfy admission standards to matriculate.

Contact the NEOMED liaison at one of our undergraduate partner schools to reserve a seat in a future class through the early assurance.

Early Assurance Partner Schools

NEOMED offers the Early Assurance Pathway for the 2022-23 application cycle in partnership with:

The University of Akron
Contact: Ms. Ashley Rini

Baldwin-Wallace University
Contact: Dr. Colleen Nye

Cleveland State University
Contact: Ms. Antoinette Speed

Hiram College
Contact: Dr. Brad Goodner

Kent State University
Contact: Ms. Erin Lawson

University of Mount Union
Contact: Dr. Robert Woodward

Walsh University
Contact: Dr. Jackie Novak

Youngstown State University
Contact: Mr. Johnny Ware

Currently enrolled students at the above partner schools may be eligible for early assurance to NEOMED and should contact the designated individual as noted above for more information. Effective May 2021, early assurance candidates no longer apply to NEOMED for early assurance.

NEOMED counsels prospective college students to contact the above partners directly in the event they are making a college choice based on an early assurance partnership with NEOMED. NEOMED does not endorse one partner school’s offerings over another. All have a history of providing NEOMED students with an excellent pre-medical foundation. Families are highly encouraged to select a partner institution based on overall fit for your student’s expectations of an undergraduate experience.

The Process

The Early Assurance Undergraduate Partnership Pathway provides a two-step process to enter the College of Medicine at NEOMED as a first-year medicine student. Please note that the early assurance pathway changed in May 2021.

Step 1

The first step consists of undergraduate students currently enrolled at a partner college or university earning an early assurance nomination through their current school’s nomination process. Nominated candidates interview with NEOMED for early assurance privilege. Early assurance privilege reserves a seat in a future medical school class at NEOMED should candidates meet or exceed early assurance plan admission standards.

Step 2

The second step allows students granted early assurance privileges to NEOMED to apply for admission through AMCAS using the Early Assurance plan to earn their admission.

Learn more about the process

Eligibility Guidelines

Effective May 2021, students interested in early assurance privileges to NEOMED are to meet with the designated pre-medical advisor at their partner college or university.

Admission Requirements

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 use their early assurance privileges and successfully apply to the College of Medicine at NEOMED.

View the admission Requirements

Note: NEOMED no longer offers any direct from high school provisional admission programs (formerly known as “B.S./M.D.”).



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