Important Dates
September 17, 2018

Application available

November 26, 2018

Application submission deadline

December 17, 2018

Application materials deadline (transcripts, etc.)

Urban Health Partnership Post-Baccalaurete Pathway

Apply for a two-year pre-med program at CSU & Early Assurance to medical school

Do you have a bachelor’s degree and an interest in practicing as a community-based doctor in an urban setting in a primary care field such as family medicine? Apply for Early Assurance to medical school through the NEOMED-CSU Post-Baccalaureate Partnership for Urban Health. You may have an Early Assurance seat awaiting you in the College of Medicine at NEOMED upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an Urban Health Concentration at Cleveland State University.

Partner School

NEOMED offers the Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance Pathway in partnership with Cleveland State University through the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health.

Application Eligibility Guidelines

As a publicly funded university in the state of Ohio, preferential admission is given to Ohio residents. Each NEOMED Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance applicant should:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 college GPA OR minimum of 150 on each of the verbal and quantitative GRE subtests (scored must be received by application deadline and can be no more than two years old at time of application) OR MCAT equivalent of 492
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States

Required Application Materials

Each NEOMED Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance application should include:

  • Completed application including essays
  • Official transcripts from every institution the applicant attended following high school graduation sent to NEOMED’s application servicer
  • If required by virtue of a cumulative, combined undergraduate GPA of below a 3.0, submit GRE or MCAT test results that are no more than two years old at the time of application
  • Two recommendations or evaluations*


*At least one recommendation should come from faculty, research supervisors, work supervisors, practicing physicians or health care providers. Letter should address academic potential, scientific and/or clinical abilities, responsibility, work ethic, and general work skills.

Personal recommendations may come from a co-worker, supervisor, clergy, counselor, officer of a non-profit or volunteer organization, etc. Letter should speak to personal attributes in relation to the mission of the Urban Health partnership.

Promotion Requirements

Upon acceptance as a Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance student to the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health, students will have Early Assurance at NEOMED’s College of Medicine if all promotion requirements are met.

The College of Medicine requires that Early Assurance Post-Baccalaureate students must:

  • Successfully complete the Urban Health courses and seminars
  • Have no less than a C- on all required courses
  • Have a 3.4 overall GPA in CSU Post-Baccalaureate coursework
  • Have a 3.4 GPA in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math (BCPM)
  • Have a total MCAT score of 500 or higher


The Committee on Academic and Professional Progress (CAPP) will annually determine if the student will be promoted, retained, or dismissed from the NEOMED Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance program.



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