A national rise in medical school applications is also trending at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where applications for the College of Medicine are currently up 17%. That’s according to a report by News 5 Cleveland, which interviewed NEOMED President John T. Langell.
The News 5 Cleveland story posted Jan. 12 reported that nationally, applications were up by about 18% from the same time last year.
Dr. Langell said that at NEOMED, efforts are being made to increase not only the number of students but the diversity of the next classes. “We need to do a better job in having a health care workforce that’s reflective of the population of patients that we take care of,” Dr. Langell said.
The news report noted the University’s new master’s degree program in Modern Anatomical Sciences, which was designed as a potential pathway to medical school, with underrepresented students in mind.