Northeast Ohio Medical University


The Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine was established in 1973, and received full accreditation in 1981. The goal of the school is to train physicians to have knowledge of principles and practices of primary care in a community setting as well as the potential for specialization. Graduates receive a BS degree from the consortium university and an MD degree from the College of Medicine. The principal teaching site is in Rootstown on a 55-acre site in northeastern Ohio, located 35 miles southeast of Cleveland.

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Enrollment Total (all students) 942


6-year semitraditional. Students spend the first 2 years at several possible undergraduate institutions completing premedical studies. The first year of medical studies involves the basic sciences and is completed at the Rootstown campus. The second year involves a study of pathophysiologic processes underlying clinical signs andsymptomsofdisease.Someteachingduringthefirst 2 years takes place at ambulatory care centers of teaching hospitals. The third year consists of the standard clinical clerkships including family medicine and a primary care preceptorship. The latter takes place at hospitals in Akron, Canton, and Youngstown. The fourth year consists of electives and specially designed selectives in the medical humanities as well as a community health clerkship. There is a problem-based learning program that extends across the first 3 years. It isavailableasadistinctcourseorwithincoreclerkships.

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Minority admissions: Qualified minority and disadvantaged rural students are encouraged to apply. Other degree programs: Combined MD-PhD programs are offered in the basic sciences and in biomedical engineering.


A BS-MD program is available to students entering directly from high school.The MD program is available to students who already have a premedical background. For the MD program, the required courses are 1 year of organic chemistry and 1 year of physics at the college level. The number of spaces available for MD degree program candidates varies with the amount of attrition in years 2 and 3 of the BS-MD degree program. Very strong preference is given to Ohio residents. Usually no more than 10% non-Ohio residents are admitted annually, and the admission criteria for these applicants is more stringent. Applicants should demonstrate strong academic preparation as reflected by their GPA and MCAT scores. They should also give indication of personal characteristics and motivation to practice medicine. Transfer and advanced standing: A small number of places are available for applicants entering the sophomore year of the MD (4-year) portion of the program based on attrition from the freshman year.


The system used is Honors/Satisfactory/ConditionalUnsatisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE must be taken and a total passing score recorded to be promoted into the clerkship years and to graduate, respectively. Teaching:The academic base consists of the University ofAkron, Kent State University, andYoungstown State University, with the Basic Medical Sciences campus in Rootstown. Clinical facilities are utilized at 18 associated community hospitals in Akron, Canton, and Youngstown. Library: Located at the Basic Medical Sciences Center. Housing: Available for first- and second-year medical students on all 3 campuses.

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