Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is a community-based, public institution focused on the interprofessional training of health professionals. NEOMED has a proud tradition of training outstanding physicians through its combined, accelerated bachelor of science/doctor of medicine (B.S./M.D.) and four-year doctor of medicine (M.D.) programs. The doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program allows the College to build upon its excellent reputation, and become a national leader in the interdisciplinary training of health care professionals. Other graduate level (M.S. and Ph.D.) programs allow students to further develop their studies.
NEOMED was founded in 1973 to meet a critical need for primary care physicians in Northeast Ohio. The College of Pharmacy, established in December 2005 by the Board of Trustees, was likewise created to meet important regional needs: to address the shortage of pharmacists in both hospital and retail settings. A College of Graduate Studies followed in 2009.
A truly integrated, interprofessional curriculum is one of the University's most distinctive assets. The curriculum is designed to foster the development of the characteristics that people want to see in their health care professionals: competence, communication, caring, curiosity, character and community, known collectively on campus as the Six Cs. When appropriate, medical and pharmacy students learn side-by-side in classroom and clinical settings to foster teamwork that is essential for optimal patient care.
Northeast Ohio Medical University provides outstanding interprofessional training in partnership with The University of Akron, Kent State University, Youngstown State University, Cleveland State University, eight major teaching hospitals, 16 affiliated hospitals, five departments of health and more than 90 associated community pharmacies. Students are trained in a variety of settings — ranging from major medical centers to clinics for the medically underserved — to familiarize them with the needs of the Ohio communities that they will one day serve.
More than ninety percent of the Colleges' students are Ohio residents. More than half of the College of Medicine's 3,000 alumni live and practice in Ohio. Following graduation, NEOMED alumni have been offered medical residencies at many of the nation's top hospitals. Twenty percent of NEOMED graduates have served as chief residents. In keeping with the College's mission of graduating physicians who practice at the community level, about half of NEOMED's graduates choose a primary care specialty.
Approximately 350 staff members, including 74 full-time faculty members, served 800 students at the Rootstown campus. The Colleges also work with more than 2,200 health care professionals who instruct and mentor students in hospitals, pharmacies, practice centers and other settings to offer students a rich and diverse array of clinical training opportunities.
In addition, NEOMED participates in the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program and, through collaborations with The University of Akron and Kent State University, offers graduate-level coursework and research opportunities in biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The Colleges and their partners co-sponsor graduate and continuing professional education programs for residents, physicians, pharmacists and allied health professionals.
For more information, visit www.neomed.edu.