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 medicine and would like to secure a seat in medical school while still an undergraduate. The partnership provides students with a rigorous foundation in the natural and social sciences and deepens their understanding of medically underserved communities.

The EAP is a two step process to admission to the NEOMED College of Medicine as an M1 student. The first step is the application to the EAP, which will reserve accepted students a seat at the NEOMED College of Medicine after completion of the undergraduate degree. This does not constitute an offer of admission to NEOMED. The second step allows students who have been granted Early Assurance the opportunity to apply to NEOMED to claim their reserved seat. Admission to NEOMED will be dependent on students' ability to satisfy the academic (prerequisite coursework, minimum overall and BCPM GPAs, and MCAT scores) and professional criteria stipulated by NEOMED. Once in the Early Assurance pathway, students will have the option of using Early Assurance to apply for admission to NEOMED for up to two years.

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 a degree-seeking program at any Kent State University campus for at least one academic year and have obtained at least sophomore standing. At the time of application, students must have a minimum 3.400 overall and BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics) GPA, completed or be in the process of completing at least 20 semester hours of BCPM coursework (with minimum C- grades), a minimum 26 ACT composite score (or 1240 SAT), and be a U.S citizen or U.S. permanent resident (latter must submit documentation of status during application process). The ACT or SAT score may be waived if the student is a member in good standing of the Honors College. There is more information available through NEOMED.

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