Cleveland State University has partnered with medical schools to offer exciting paths to becoming a physician.
CSU students have an undergraduate pathway and a post-baccalaureate pathway as options for a successful medical career. Collaborating on our strength in urban health, healthcare education, and inter-professional education, CSU strives to meet the changing healthcare needs within urban communities. The goal of the Urban Health partnerships is to provide opportunities for underrepresented minorities in medicine to gain acceptance, and ultimately excel, in medical school.
Each year, up to 35 seats at Northeast Ohio Medical University’s College of Medicine will be available to CSU students in the two pathways. The goal of this unique partnership is to recruit a diverse group of future physicians with an expressed interest in serving Northeast Ohio.
Early Assurance Undergraduate Pathway
Qualified sophomores at Cleveland State can apply for this two-year program. Undergraduates can complete their bachelor’s degrees in most majors while taking pre-medicine science courses and urban health courses, all while knowing they have a seat reserved for them at the NEOMED College of Medicine. Upon acceptance into the program and subsequent completion of the select curriculum at Cleveland State, students will begin their medical school education at NEOMED in Rootstown, Ohio. To learn more about Early Assurance Undergraduate Pathway eligibility criteria, application deadlines, admission requirements, and standards for promotion to NEOMED, visit the NEOMED Early Assurance Undergraduate Pathway webpage.
Post-Baccalaureate Early Assurance Pathway
Qualified students with a bachelor’s degree can apply for this two-year program that includes pre-medicine science courses and urban health courses. Upon acceptance into the program and subsequent successful completion of the curriculum at Cleveland State, Post Bacc Early Assurance students will begin their medical school education at NEOMED in Rootstown, Ohio. To learn more about Post Bacc Early Assurance pathway eligibility criteria, application deadlines, admission requirements, and standards for promotion to NEOMED, visit NEOMED-CSU Post Bacc Early Assurance pathway.
In addition to NEOMED, the CSU Partnerships for Urban Health has relationships with other medical schools interested in increasing the diversity of their student bodies. Our students have matriculated to Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Cleveland Campus), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine & Life Sciences, and other medical schools.
Our emphasis on preparing students for the Medical College Admission Exam (MCAT) by integrating review with science courses, stressing community engagement, and a commitment to health equity positions our students for acceptance to medical school.
Underrepresented minorities in medicine are encouraged to inquire about the Berkman Jackson Fellows program that provides mentorship, educational support, MCAT prep, and an urban health curriculum to bolster and support their applications to medical school.