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


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

To be eligible for admission, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.0 from all institutions attended
  • or at least 21 on MCAT with 7 or higher in each subtest in last 2 years
  • or minimum score of 150 on each of GRE subtests in last 2 years
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Successfully complete interview process with both NEOMED and CSU

Upon acceptance into Phase I of the program, students at CSU must meet the following criteria for promotion to Phase II at NEOMED and completion of Postbacc/M.D.. program:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA 3.4 or higher
  • Complete bachelor’s degree program at CSU, as well as,  all courses required of the PB/M.D.. Partnership, including pre-med sciences, urban health related, and seminar courses
  • 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          


Though students from CSU's PostBacc Pre-Med program may apply, admission to this program at CSU does not guarantee admission to the NEOMED-CSU PB/M.D. program. Admission to the PB/M.D. program is considered a competitive process and will require a separate application through NEOMED.