KSU and NEOMED Early Assurance (Baccalaureate/M.D.) Program | Kent State University

KSU and NEOMED Early Assurance (Baccalaureate/M.D.) Program

Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) have partnered to create an Early Assurance Program (EAP). The EAP (formerly Baccalaureate / M.D.) collaboration is designed for students who are committed to practicing primary care medicine, particularly in areas of critical need, such as urban and rural communities. The partnership provides students with a rigorous foundation in the natural and social sciences and deepens their understanding of medically underserved communities.

If admitted, the EAP will reserve students a provisional seat at the NEOMED College of Medicine after completion of the undergraduate degree. Early Assurance students will matriculate to NEOMED two years after accepting their offer, provided they meet all academic criteria (pre-requisite coursework, minimum overall GPA, minimum science GPA, and MCAT scores) and demonstrate satisfactory professional conduct while at Kent State University.

Students can apply to the EAP in fall of their second year at Kent State University. To be eligible to apply, students must be enrolled in any degree-seeking program at any Kent State University campus for at least one academic year and have completed 59-90 credit hours. At the time of application, students are required to have successfully completed or be in the process of completing two semesters of college lab-based biology and lab-based general chemistry; have a minimum college GPA of 3.25; and be a U.S citizen or U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process). There is more information available on NEOMED's website.

EAP participants at Kent State University will take specialized courses, including an internship in primary care in a rural or urban setting, a seminar on medical practice for the medically underserved, a medical sociology course focused on healthcare disparities, and an MCAT prep course focused on critical thinking and problem-solving skills for medicine.

For questions, please contact the Pre-Health Academic Program Coordinator Erin Lawson, elawson1@kent.edu