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Institution Name Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
College or School Name College of Pharmacy
Short Name NEOMED U
Banner Image: Lake NEOMED.jpg
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Street 1 4209 St. Rt. 44
Street 2 PO Box 95
Street 3
City Rootstown
State Ohio
Zip 44272
Country United States
Program Location: Ohio
Admissions Office Contact(s):
Institutional Website:
Contact Information Video:
What is the application deadline for your program? June 1, 2021
Application Deadline Description: NEOMED will consider candidates with verified applications that are submitted by the deadline but are shared as verified by PharmCAS afterwards.
Does your institution participate in Early Decision? Yes
Please select the appropriate ACPE accreditation status for your institution from the list below: Full Accreditation
Satellite/Branch campuses:
Does your program follow the AACP Cooperative Admissions Guidelines? No
Is your institution public or private? Public
Is your institution part of an academic health center? Yes
Academic Term Type: Semester (2 terms per academic year)
What is the primary program structure for the Pharm.D. curriculum? * 3 - 4
Is a Baccalaureate degree required or preferred for admissions? Not Required
Does your institution have alternative enrollment options available? Yes
If Yes to alternate enrollment, check all that apply: Affiliation or articulation agreement with undergraduate institution(s), Early assurance
Total number of Pharm.D. seats filled in the last P1 entering class: 92
Anticipated number of Total Pharm.D. seats available in the upcoming P1 entering class: 85
Anticipated number of early assurance students advancing to the P1 year in the upcoming entering class: 11
Does your institution offer a dual degree program, as defined above? Yes
If yes, check all that apply: Other Dual Degrees
If other dual degrees, as defined above, please list: 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.
Does your institution offer a concurrent, double, or second degree program, as defined above? No
Provide any additional information regarding dual, concurrent, double, or second degree programs:
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 Discover.NEOMED.edu.
Program Description Video:
Minimum Overall GPA: 2.50
Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 2.50
Provide any additional information regarding GPA policies for applicants: 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.
Total number of college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 63
Total number of basic science college SEMESTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation: 36
Total number of college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Total number of basic science college QUARTER HOURS that must be completed prior to matriculation:
Provide any additional information regarding credit hour policies for applicants: 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/
List of 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
When do applicants need to complete all course prerequisites prior to enrollment (e.g. date or term)? 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.
Enter any additional information regarding course 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 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.
I would like to mark this section as done. Yes
Does your institution require applicants to submit a supplemental application or supplemental materials directly to the institution and outside of PharmCAS? No
Will your institution require a supplemental application fee? No
Provide any additional information about the supplemental application, materials, or fee requirements: 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.
Select the option that best describes the program’s PCAT policy: Optional
Link to PCAT information on institutional website:
Additional PCAT information: 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.
Minimum composite PCAT score considered:
Do you accept or require other admission tests? Do not include immunization requirement or other similar documentation requirements. No
Does your program require pharmacy observation hours? Recommended, but not required
Please note any additional relevant information: 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 (FAbdlrasul@neomed.edu) to request a shadowing experience.
Are evaluations (letters of reference) required by your institution? Yes
 If yes, how many evaluations are required? Two (2)
Please indicate your evaluation type requirements. Select all that apply.
  • 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
What is your college/school policy on committee letters? Conditionally accepted
If you've selected "Conditionally Accepted," please post the criteria you require and all necessary information for the applicants. A committee letter should reflect the evaluation views of pre-health faculty or pharmacists.
Does it count as more than one evaluation? No
What is your college/school policy on composite letters? No answer
Provide institution specific details regarding evaluations: 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.
Is preference given to state residents? No
Is preference given to residents of other states? No
Additional information about the program’s state residency requirements: 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.
Does your institution consider foreign citizens (excluding Canadian citizens)? Yes
Select the citizenship types eligible for admission: US Citizens, US Permanent Residents
Policy for accepting non-U.S. coursework (excluding study abroad): Send a foreign transcript evaluation report (FTER) to PharmCAS
Other clarifying information, if necessary: 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.
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores? No
If the TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers, provide additional details about the requirement below: 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.
Interview Format: Individual applicants with two or more interviewers
Briefly describe your institution's interview process: 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.
Link to institutional webpage for more detailed description:
Is a deposit required to hold an acceptee's place in the class? Yes
Is the deposit refundable for any period of time? No
Enter details on the deposit (e.g. amount) and deposit refund policies: A $ 500 non-refundable deposit is required with a sum of that fee being applied to the tuition balance upon matriculation as a credit.
Date of first day of classes and/or matriculation for the next entering class:
  • August 24, 2020
Additional details for accepted applicants: 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.
Are accepted applicants required to have CPR certification prior to matriculation? No
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Criminal Background Check (CBC) Service? Yes
Is your institution participating in the PharmCAS-facilitated Drug Screening Service? No
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