Northeast Ohio Medical University, the public medical school in Rootstown, said it has formed a partnership with Miami University in Oxford.
The two institutions will work together to recruit students who want to pursue careers as physicians specializing in primary care or serving medically underserved populations. The partnership is similar to one NEOMED announced in March with Hiram College. Like the Hiram partnership, the program is expected to yield up to five students per year beginning in the fall of 2014.
The program has been dubbed the “Miami-NEOMED Baccalaureate to M.D. Pathway Program.”
“Miami University has a reputation for graduating stellar, well-rounded students who excel academically and have a strong sense of commitment to their communities and serving those in need,” said Dr. Jay A. Gershen, NEOMED's president, in a statement. “The addition of Miami to our cadre of partnerships will surely enrich the NEOMED community as we begin to work together to actively facilitate the Pathway Program.”