Cleveland State University Partnerships for Urban Health

CSU Urban Health Curriculum

CSU Partnerships for Urban Health

The Cleveland State University Partnerships for Urban Health provides opportunities for students who are underrepresented in medicine and who are interested in careers in urban primary care to gain acceptance to, and ultimately excel in, medical school. Students who are admitted to the program complete an undergraduate Urban Health Certificate (minimum of 19 credits including 8 credits of urban health, 8 credits of clinical science, and 3 credits of professional development courses) while also completing the science prerequisites needed for medical 

Prerequisite course work

Completion of at least one semester of general biology (CSU BIO 200/201 or equivalent) and two semesters of general chemistry (CSU CHM 261/266 and CHM 262/267 or equivalent) prior to beginning the program and ordinarily no more than five years before beginning the program, with minimum individual grades of C and a GPA across these courses of at least 3.0.

  • Students who do not meet these prerequisite requirements at the time of application to the program can still be considered, so long as they document how they will meet the requirements by the time the program begins (for example, by taking or retaking courses in spring or summer semesters). If admitted with these courses pending, admission will be contingent on successful completion of the planned coursework.
  • Students with older courses with satisfactory grades may be considered if they can validate their knowledge with contemporary work or educational experiences.
  • In determining eligibility, only the most recent course attempt will be considered.
  • Cumulative GPA: To meet the program mission of preparing diverse students with interests in urban primary care for entry into medical school, applicants will be evaluated holistically to determine potential for success in the program and potential for admission to medical school after completion of program requirements. While a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is recommended, candidates with lower cumulative GPAs who demonstrate pattern of improvement over time can be considered in our holistic admissions process.
Medical School Prerequisites
  • Unless already completed with grades that are competitive for medical school admission, students must complete the following medical school prerequisites concurrent with Urban Health Certificate courses.
  • Prerequisite Science Courses: Completion of medical school prerequisites (including transfer of satisfactory coursework from up to five years prior to beginning the program) during the first year of the program (including summer between 1st and 2nd year if necessary):
Urban Health Certificate Curriculum
RECOMMENDED COURSES (OUTSIDE OF THE URBAN HEALTH CERTIFICATE) TO ENHANCE PREPARATION FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS

REQUIRED COURSES (19-22 CREDITS)

OPTIONAL COURSE (1 CREDIT)

Note that classes fill quickly and it is your resposibility to enroll in a timely manner. Check the latest Catalog of Classes for more course information. 

 

Contact Ronnette Johnson (partnership student advisor) for more details at r.s.johnson@csuohio.edu

Updated May 10, 2019

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