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Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine Degree (B.S./M.D. Program)

The Kent State University, University of Akron,  Youngstown State University, and Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) offer, as a consortium, a six (or seven)-year B.S./M.D. program ( The program consists of two Phases. Phase I is the undergraduate curriculum and Phase II is medical school at NEOMED. Each year Kent State University admits 35 carefully selected students into its B.S./M.D. degree option. Only students with no college credit after graduation from high school are eligible. However, students with college credit taken as high school students are eligible.

Students selected for the program enter Phase I, the B.S. degree phase, and obtain the baccalaureate degree (BS-Integrated Life Sciences) in two (or three) years (summers included). The course work during this period focuses chiefly on studies in the humanities, social studies, and all basic premedical sciences. (See Course Requirements.) Progress through Phase I is based on academic performance and development of personal maturity appropriate to assumption of professional responsibility. The Phase I Committee on Academic and Professional Progress (CAPP), including University and College of Medicine faculty, assess these factors and recommend the Phase I student for promotion and formal admission to Phase II, the medical school.

Phase I students who successfully complete coursework requirements, maintain required grade point averages, achieve required scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and meet all other standards of readiness for medical education are promoted directly to NEOMED for Phase II of the B.S./M.D. program. Phase II consists of a four-year medical school course study, at the NEOMED campus and at selected clinical campuses.

In Phase II, the first year of study is devoted primarily to the basic medical sciences, e.g. anatomy, physiology, microbiology, etc., and is conducted at the NEOMED campus in Rootstown, Ohio. In year two, three and four, the student develops competence in the clinical aspects of medicine through instruction provided principally at one or more of the associated community hospitals.

For an application to the program, contact NEOMED Admissions at 330-325-6270. For more information about NEOMED, see their website at For more information about Kent State University’s BS/MD Program, contact the Integrated Life Sciences Program Office at 330-672-3015. If you have further questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

BS/MD Program Mailing Address:
Integrated Life Sciences (BS/MD) Program Office
20-B Cunningham Hall
PO Box 5190
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001




Coordinator, ILS (BS/MD) Program Office
Dr. Jennifer L. Marcinkiewicz

Academic Advisor
Lucy Omar

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