Published: Monday, November 5, 2007
What is it?
The Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine is an independent, public institution providing both doctor of medicine and doctor of pharmacy degrees.
It was created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1973 to serve as the medical school for Northeast Ohio. A pharmacy program was added this year.
Its first class of 42 graduated that year.
Today, it awards about 100 doctor of medicine degrees annually.
Its BS/MD program with Youngstown State University, Kent State University and the University of Akron enables medical students to earn their degree in just six years.
It operates on an annual budget of nearly $25 million with about 70 percent of that coming from the state.
It has no hospital, and its students use hospital training sites in Youngstown, Akron and Canton.
In addition to medical and pharmacy doctorates, NEOUCOM has public health master's degree programs run jointly with YSU, Kent, Akron, Cleveland State and Ohio University as well as joint biomedical programs with Akron and Kent.