Pathways to Practice

The Selection Process

Applications for 2023 cycle will open mid-September 2022


The Early Assurance Undergraduate Partnership Pathway is a two-step process to the College of Medicine at NEOMED as a first-year medicine student. Please note that early assurance pathway has changed effective May 2021.


The first step consists of undergraduate students currently enrolled at Cleveland State University earning an early assurance nomination through the nomination process which includes an interview at CSU. Next, nominated candidates interview with NEOMED for early assurance privilege. Early assurance privilege reserves a seat in a future medical school class at NEOMED should candidates meet or exceed early assurance plan admission standards.

STEP 2 (only for accepted students)

The second step allows students granted early assurance privileges to NEOMED to apply for admission through AMCAS using the Early Assurance plan to earn their admission.


CSU's Nomination Process 

This process consist of students completing and submitting the Early Assurance Undergraduate Application, all unofficial transcripts and two recommendation forms by theTBD deadline. Application packets are then reviewed by the CSU Review Committee. Lastly, selected candidates are invited for interviews and nominations are sent to NEOMED to interview for early assurance privileges. 

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