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Published Survey
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Created: Sat, 09/07/2019 - 15:16
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Contact Information

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United States

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2021
NEOMED will consider candidates with verified applications that are submitted by the deadline but are shared as verified by PharmCAS afterwards.

Program Information

Full Accreditation
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 3 - 4
Not Required
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance

Last Entering Class


Upcoming Entering Class


Dual and Concurrent Degrees

Other Dual Degrees
While degrees are not conferred jointly, NEOMED offers several related degrees that may be concurrently pursued such as the PhD Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine and several Master's level options related to professional practice.

Program Description

Located near Cleveland and Akron just minutes from Kent State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) is setting the standard for pharmacy education.

Our curriculum prepares graduates to practice at the top of their licenses in a team approach to patient care in a variety of community and clinical settings. NEOMED is the only college of pharmacy in northeastern Ohio. NEOMED's NAPLEX First-Time Pass Rates are annually ranked among the best in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Since 2016, NEOMED pharmacy graduates have exceeded the NAPLEX national average first-time pass rates every year ― two years of which they ranked in the top 10 nationally (fourth in 2016, and sixth in 2018). NEOMED graduates also have the highest four-year average NAPLEX 1st Time pass rate (95.3%) in Ohio. In a recent American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education value analysis comparing tuition costs to outcomes, NEOMED’s quality/value index was higher than the average of the top 10 U.S. pharmacy programs as ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its annual issue on colleges and universities.

97% of NEOMED’s 2019 pharmacy alumni are currently practicing as a pharmacist or working in a pharmacy-related field after graduation. The majority of the graduates are practicing in community or health-system pharmacies. Of the graduates, 30% are currently completing post-graduate training residency programs.

Beginning with the P1 year, experiential curriculum components are taught throughout a variety of clinical partners sites, which include teaching hospitals, community hospitals and health care systems, ambulatory care clinics, and private and corporate pharmacies. If your professional calling is to provide excellent patient care serving as a leader as part of a 21st Century health care team, then NEOMED is the place for you! For full details on the program, we recommend that you take just two minutes to create a personal profile at

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

The above grade point averages are recommended as opposed to required. NEOMED uses holistic practices in screening candidates for interview eligibility. candidates with grades less than recommended may be considered for interview and offers of admission.
Candidates are encouraged to apply for admission while prerequisite coursework is still in progress. For complete information about pre-professional prerequisite coursework please visit:

Course Prerequisites

Course Subject Course Title Semester Hours (Min) Quarter Hours (Min)
Anatomy & Physiology Anatomy & Physiology course 3
Chemistry General/Inorganic Chemistry course sequence with labs (two courses with labs) 8
Microbiology Microbiology course 3
Biology/Biological Science Biology course sequence with labs (two courses with labs) 8
Chemistry Organic Chemistry course sequence with labs (two courses with labs) 8
Physics General Physics course 3
Biochemistry Biochemistry course 3
Math Calculus course 3
Statistics Statistics course (Recommend health sciences statistics if practical) 3
English Composition / Writing Composition course sequence (two courses) 6
General Elective(s) General Education and/or Additional Science Courses Approximately 5 three-credit hour classes of college-level work 15
Pre-professional prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment. candidates till working on completing their prerequisites are encouraged to apply and interview prior to completing all prerequisites.
A grade of C minus or better in a pre-requisites course is required for successful completion. Candidates that elected pass/fail grading in Spring 2020 are encouraged to check with a NEOMED counselor for an exception to the C- requirement for that specific term and year.

Please visit for other important guidelines related to international coursework prerequisite eligibility, AP coursework, or other curricular nuances. NEOMED utilizes candidates verified academic record in PharmCAS as our sole source of reference for all academic information, including prerequisite progress. Please take advantage of the academic update periods available in PharmCAS and keep your academic record and prerequisite progress current. Candidate's PharmCAS records and data are integral to NEOMED's evidence-based, holistic admission practices.

Supplemental Materials

NEOMED does not require a secondary/supplemental application nor is there any application fee. Applying to NEOMED is as simple as completing the PharmCAS application.

PCAT and Other Tests

NEOMED is PCAT optional. Applicants may choose to share the PCAT via the application process or to not report the PCAT. NEOMED engages in evidence-based holistic admission practices that does not refer to the PCAT in rendering admission decisions.

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
While not required, experience as a pharmacy technician may prove extremely helpful. Local candidates may also shadow at the Rootstown Community Pharmacy located right on the NEOMED campus by contacting Dr. Fady Abdlradul ( to request a shadowing experience.

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Two (2)
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
A committee letter should reflect the evaluation views of pre-health faculty or pharmacists.
No answer
NEOMED recommends that at least one evaluation come from a pharmacist. If applicant is unable to obtain a recommendation from a pharmacist, another healthcare professional, advisor, or science faculty member is advisable.


NEOMED is residency neutral in admission decisions. About 20% - 25% of our P1 students come from outside of Ohio. NEOMED's non-resident surcharges is lower than many state university options for non-Ohio residents.

International Applicants

US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
In the event that there may be instances where students earn credit at an institution outside the United States, NEOMED may consider that work as applicable to fulfil a pre-professional prerequisite requirement. All applicants must send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) and original transcripts through PharmCAS for verification at their own expense. NEOMED prefers that candidates utilize World Education Services (WES) for this service. In the event that international coursework is considered by NEOMED, matriculating students will need to have original official transcripts and a FTER from WES delivered to NEOMED upon matriculation at their expense. This practice applies to applicants that have attended institutions of higher education outside of the United States.
The TOEFL is not currently required by NEOMED. As NEOMED offers limited ESL services, all candidates for admission are expected to be proficient in their use of English in both advanced educational and professional health care settings.


Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Selected candidates are invited to interview on a rolling basis starting in approximately September. Candidates are contacted via email only using the address on file in PharmCAS. Each applicant receives two interviews in a conversational yet structured format.

Currently as of the date of publication, NEOMED is conducting only asynchronous virtual interviews due to COVID. Candidates should stay current for evolving opportunities should in-person interviews become available.

Accepted Applicants

A $ 500 non-refundable deposit is required with a sum of that fee being applied to the tuition balance upon matriculation as a credit.
  • August 24, 2020
Candidates expecting to begin P1 study in 2021 should expect classes to begin in late August 2021 preceded by a brief mandatory orientation of between three days to one week.

Background Checks and Drug Screenings