The University of Akron has teamed with Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to offer this accelerated program, which enables you to earn a bachelor of science at The University of Akron and a doctor of medicine at NEOMED in six or seven years.
This program consists of two phases:
Each year, the University admits 35 students into its highly selective 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 to apply through the program’s special application procedure.
The B.S./M.D. program trains you in the practice of medicine at the community level with a particular emphasis given to primary care and family medicine. You may choose to continue in more specialized areas within the medical profession.
In years four, five and six of the program, you will receive instruction and practical experience in such areas as internal medicine, surgery, pathology, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology at one or more of NEOMED's partner hospitals.
The UA campus offers an array of research experiences.
At NEOMED, students receive instruction and practical experience in such areas as internal medicine, surgery, pathology, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.
Interact with other B.S./M.D. students and medical professionals through organizations such as:
For complete information about the restrictions and requirements to apply to this specialized accelerated program, please visit Natural Sciences (B.S./M.D.).
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The B.S./M.D. prepares you to become a physician and continue training for specialties in the field of medicine, if you so choose.
The job outlook for physicians is bright as continued expansion of the health care industry, coupled with a growing and aging population, fuels the demand for their services. Prospects may be better for primary care physicians; however, specialists will notice an increased need for their services as patients demand access to specialty care.