NEOMED BA to MD Pathway Program
Hiram College and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) have established a partnership that seeks to address the growing shortage of primary care clinicians in our region. NEOMED and Hiram have a long history of collaboration, as evidenced by NEOMED's support in the founding of Hiram's Center for Literature and Medicine in 1990.
We will utilize that mutual interest in preparing practitioners for compassionate care-giving by capitalizing on Hiram's distinctive Biomedical Humanities curriculum, as well as new academic concentrations focusing on cultural, psychological and sociological characteristics known to affect health and wellness. Students will participate in engaged learning within community, research and clinical settings, connecting them to the populations they will later serve as practitioners.
This is a combined degree program which allows Hiram College undergraduates to apply for admission to the BA to MD program, which would include a reserved seat at NEOMED's College of Medicine upon graduation. This pathway was established with the specific aim to attract students interested in pursuing primary care medicine, or with an interest in serving in rural and urban medically-underserved areas, particularly in Ohio. Hiram College students will apply to the BA to MD program once they have attained sophomore standing. It is anticipated that 5 seats at NEOMED's College of Medicine will be available to Hiram College students annually.
Specific criteria for admission into the pathway and matriculation to NEOMED are under development. For more information, please feel free to contact:
Dr. Sandra Madar
Professor of Biology & Biomedical Humanities