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Contact Information

Please visit https://www.neomed.edu/advisory/ for current campus advisories related to COVID. NEOMED anticipates a full return to campus with in-person instruction for academic year 2021 - 2022 with a plan that allows our entire community to safely learn, teach, and work on campus.
4209 St. Rt. 44
PO Box 95
Rootstown
Ohio
44272
United States
Ohio
Yes

Program Application Deadline

June 1, 2022
NEOMED admits qualified candidates on a rolling basis provided P1 seats are available.
None
Yes

Program Information

Full Accreditation
No
Public
Yes
Semester (2 terms per academic year)
* 3 - 4
Not Required
Yes
Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Yes

Last Entering Class

70
Yes

Dual and Concurrent Degrees

No
No
While not offered concurrently as a dual-degree program, NEOMED does offer candidates the opportunity to obtain both PharmD/MS and PharmD/PhD degrees with additional study in the field of pharmaceutical research.
Yes

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 Pass Rates are often ranked among the best in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). Since 2016, NEOMED pharmacy graduates have exceeded the NAPLEX national average pass rates nearly every year ― two years of which they ranked in the top 10 nationally (fourth in 2016, and sixth in 2018). 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.

The majority of the graduates are practicing in community or health-system pharmacies. Of the graduates, about 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 Discover.NEOMED.edu.
Yes

GPA and Credit Hour Criteria

2.50
2.50
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.
60
36
Candidates are encouraged to apply for admission while prerequisite coursework is still in progress.

For complete information about pre-professional prerequisite coursework please visit: https://www.neomed.edu/pharmacy/admissions/paths/prerequisites/
Yes

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)

Note: If your curricular program does not require a sequence you may substitute another upper-level biological science course.
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)

Note: If your curriculum does not require traditional writing courses you may substitute two writing-intensive humanities courses as evidence of written communication competency.
6
General Elective(s) General Education and/or Additional Science Courses Approximately 4 three-credit hour classes of college-level work 12
Pre-professional prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment.

Candidate still working on completing their prerequisites are encouraged to apply and interview prior to completing all prerequisites.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Yes
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Yes
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Yes
NEOMED accepts online coursework from any regionally accredited community college, college or university in the United States. International coursework may be acceptable when accompanied by a W.E.S. evaluation.
  • Science Course Prerequisites with Labs: Varies
  • Science Course Prerequisites without Labs : Varies
  • Non-Science Course Prerequisites: Varies
Candidates may wish to have pass/fail courses evaluated as fulfilling prerequisites following NEOMED receiving a verified application from PharmCAS.
NEOMED policy states that a grade of C minus or better is required for successful completion of prerequisite coursework. NEOMED will review pass/fail grades as potentially fulfilling prerequisite requirements on a case-by-case basis following acceptance into the PharmD program using holistic review.

Please visit https://www.neomed.edu/pharmacy/admissions/paths/prerequisites/ 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.
Yes

Supplemental Materials

No
No
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.
Yes

PCAT and Other Tests

Optional
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.
No
Yes

Observation Hours

Recommended, but not required
While not required, experience as a pharmacy technician may prove extremely helpful.
Yes

Evaluations (Letters of Reference)

Yes
Two (2)
  • Clergy: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Co-Worker: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Employer: ACCEPTED
  • Faculty Advisor: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Family Member: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Friend: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Health Care Professional: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Pharmacist: RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Politician: NOT ACCEPTED
  • Pre-Health Advisor: ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Liberal Arts): CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Professor (Math): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Professor (Science): RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
  • Supervisor: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
  • Teaching Assistant: CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED
Conditionally accepted
A committee letter should reflect the evaluation views of pre-health faculty or pharmacists.
No
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.
Yes

Residency

No
No
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.
Yes

International Applicants

Yes
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.
No
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.
No
Yes

Interviews

Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Yes
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.
Yes

Accepted Applicants

Yes
No
A $ 500 non-refundable deposit is required with a sum of that fee being applied to the tuition balance upon matriculation as a credit.
  • Aug 22, 2022
Candidates expecting to begin P1 study in 2022 should expect classes to begin in late August 2022 preceded by a brief mandatory orientation of between three days to one week.
No
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

Yes
No
Yes