Cleveland State University Partnerships for Urban Health

NEOMED-CSU Post-Bacc Early Assurance

The NEOMED-CSU Postbacc/M.D. program is designed to educate and train students who are interested in pursuing urban primary care medicine and already have a baccalaureate degree. This six-year early assurance program will include two years at CSU, followed by four years at NEOMED. This program is open to those in need of academic enhancement and career changers, with preference given to Ohio residents, particularly those from northeast Ohio. 

To be eligible for admission, an applicant must meet the following criteria (See NEOMED Webpage for more guidelines):

  • While candidates with a minimum college overall/cumulative GPA of 3.0 may be considered for post-baccalaureate early assurance, a minimum overall/cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher is required for medical school admission to NEOMED at the completion of the post-baccalaureate program. Therefore, candidates should expect to be reviewed in a holistic manner in light of their demonstrated academic achievement as to their potential to meet or exceed that admission standard following their post-baccalaureate work. Note that all GPA’s are calculated using AAMC practices which includes all graded course attempts. Any institutional academic forgiveness policies are not included in early assurance GPA calculations.
  • Additionally, a minimum overall/cumulative BCPM GPA of 3.4 or higher for all post baccalaureate coursework in the subject areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math is required for medical school admission to NEOMED. Candidates with academic backgrounds demonstrating ability to meet or exceed those requirements by the end of their post-baccalaureate enrollment may receive more favorable consideration for early assurance that those with academic records well below that level of performance. All BCPM GPA’s are calculated using AAMC practices which includes all graded course attempts. Any institutional academic forgiveness policies are not included in early assurance BCPM GPA calculations.
  • Candidates whose grade point average may not meet the above description may also offer additional evidence of preparation for the early assurance post-baccalaureate program by sitting for the MCAT and attaining a score of 492 or higher, or taking the GRE and scoring a minimum of 150 on each of the verbal and quantitative GRE subtests.
  • Many post-baccalaureate early assurance candidates have exceptional life experience and human capital that suggests outstanding potential alignment with the mission of the Urban Health Partnership. The admission committees may weigh more recent coursework, such as grades earned within the last 5 years, more significantly than older coursework for students with longer academic careers.
  • All applicants for post-baccalaureate early assurance must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States prior to starting post-baccalaureate coursework.