Northeast Ohio Medical University-Cleveland State University Partnership for Urban Health

Baccalaureate/M.D. Program

Students pursuing their bachelor’s degree at CSU and seeking early assurance to medical school can apply to the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health Bacc/M.D. Program. Once admitted, students will spend their remaining two years at CSU completing their bachelors degree, preparing for the MCAT, while participating in a variety of opportunities that offer exposure to urban health and primary care.

To be competitive for admission, an applicant should meet the following criteria:

  • High school GPA of at least 3.0
  • Minimum score of 21 on ACT or  1000 on SAT
  • College GPA of at least 3.25
  • Be a sophomore or junior at CSU during time of application
  • Earned C or higher in the following Cleveland State University courses:
    • BIO 200/201 Intro to Biology I with lab
    • BIO 202/203 Intro to Biology II with lab
    • CHM 261/266 General Chemistry I with lab
    • ​CHM 262/267 General Chemistry II with lab
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Successfully complete interview process 

Additional suggested activities to be competitive for admission:

  • Meet regularly with academic advisors to stay on track academically
  • Seek out clinical or research experiences
  • Volunteer and/or service within the community, especially with underserved populations
  • Leadership experience within your activities
  • Get to know science faculty who may later on be able to recommend you for admission
  • Shadow a physician(s) to learn more about the daily expectations of the profession

Upon acceptance into the Bacc/M.D. program, students at CSU must meet the following criteria for promotion to NEOMED:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA 3.4 or higher at CSU
  • Complete bachelor’s degree program at CSU, as well as, specific pre-medical and urban health concentration courses as outlined by the Bacc/M.D. program
  • Maintain a 3.4 GPA or higher in all science and math courses with an earned grade of C or higher
  • Take the MCAT by April 15th prior to starting at NEOMED, earning a composite score of 500, with a score of 125 in each of the four subtests.