Hiram College

Partnership with Northeast Ohio Medical University

A seamless transition for future medical students

Hiram College offers aspiring physicians a seamless undergraduate-to-medical school transition in partnership with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. The Baccalaureate to M.D. Pathway Program is a non-accelerated combined degree program designed for future primary care physicians.

Hiram College students may apply for the B.A. to M.D. program during their sophomore year, and successful applicants will gain direct admittance into medical school, provided they continue to meet program requirements throughout their undergraduate years. Five seats at NEOMED’s College of Medicine will be available to Hiram College students annually. Students must major or minor in biomedical humanities at Hiram in order to be accepted into the program. Hiram College’s liberal arts curriculum – particularly our first-in-the-nation biomedical humanities undergraduate program focusing on human values in medicine – has a 15-year history of preparing students for medical school.

NEOMED’s College of Medicine

NEOMED has been helping shape the future of health care since 1973. The College of Medicine partners with major health systems and universities in the region to train physicians in an interprofessional environment.

Sandy Madar, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Humanities,
NEOMED Program Coordinator
madarsi@hiram.edu 330.569.5261

Program Requirements/Admission

Students planning to attend NEOMED must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet the following requirements:

  • Sophomore status at Hiram College (at least 59 credit hours earned by the end of the academic year during which the applicant applies)
  • 21 ACT score (or combined 1000 SAT) OR 3.0 high school GPA
  • 3.4 minimum college GPA
  • Two letters of recommendation: one personal; one letter from the Hiram Health Science Board
  • Program interview

Once accepted into the B.A. to M.D. Pathway Program, a student must meet the following requirements before starting NEOMED coursework:

  • Successfully complete bachelor’s degree and biomedical humanities coursework at Hiram College
  • Earn no less than C in required courses.
  • Earn 3.4 overall GPA in Hiram baccalaureate coursework; MCAT* score minimum of 125 per subtest for a minimum total of 500

*A passing MCAT score must be completed prior to April of the candidate’s senior year at Hiram. This can provide additional time for a student to complete necessary science coursework.

Important Dates/Deadlines

Sophomore year:
  • October 15: Intent to Apply application due.
  • October: NEOMED application available; references due to Hiram Health Sciences Board
  • January 15: NEOMED application due
  • Winter: Interviews
  • Spring: Applicants notified of acceptance
Senior year:
  • April: Deadline for successful MCAT submission
  • Spring: Final review for promotion to NEOMED