Northeast Ohio Medical University
|Northeast Ohio Medical University|
|President||Jay A. Gershen|
|Academic staff||~400 full and part time|
|Mission||Producing health care practitioners with an emphasis on serving northeastern Ohio at the community level.|
|Colors||Blue and Gray|
|Affiliations||University of Akron, Kent State University, Youngstown State University, Cleveland State University|
Northeast Ohio Medical University, also known as NEOMED, and formerly known as the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM), is a community-based, public state university that offers a Doctor of Medicine degree (M.D.) and combined B.S./M.D. program, which allows students to graduate with their B.S. and M.D. in as few as six or seven years; a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.); a Master of Public Health degree (M.P.H.); a Bioethics Certificate; a Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine; and a combined M.S./residency in health-system pharmacy administration.
The campus is located in Rootstown, Ohio, approximately 14 miles (23 km) east of Akron, and is the only medical school in the country that has a partnership with four state universities: the University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, and Youngstown State University, as well as 17 hospitals. This relationship allows the university to focus on its mission of providing highly trained physicians oriented to the practice of medicine at the community level, while at the same time remaining cost-effective for students and taxpayers of Ohio. Class size is typically around 105-110 medicine students and 75-85 pharmacy students.
The genesis for the medical university was begun by Leonard Caccamo, who became its first chairman of the Board of Trustees. As medical director of St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, he began the initial planning. He was assisted by Harry Meshel, then majority leader of the Ohio Senate. With the assistance of Lyle Williams, congressman for the Ohio 17th district a feasibility study was begun in concert with Dr. William Bunn at Youngstown Hospital Association. Based on that initial study a three-city consortium of Akron, Canton and Youngstown was developed and then in 2008 Cleveland was added. The school was established by the Ohio state legislature in 1973 with classes beginning in 1975. The first class, which would graduate in 1981, included 42 students in a combined B.S./M.D. program. The school became fully accredited in 1981. The College of Pharmacy, approved in 2005, was inaugurated with 75 students in August 2007 in the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. The Doctor of Pharmacy, given the school's more rural setting, also has a community pharmacy emphasis. In May 2011, the University graduated its inaugural class of 61 pharmacists.
The university has collaborative arrangements with other colleges and universities to offer graduate-level education in biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering. Starting with the class of 2009, the College of Medicine has adopted an Integrated Steps Curriculum.
Jay Alan Gershen began his term as president of the University on Jan. 15, 2010. In his February 2010 address, he announced several major plans to raise the university's profile, including a name-change for the university to Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). This name change was officially signed into law on April 29, 2011.
Bio-Med Science Academy
|BIO-MED Science Academy|
|School type||Secondary School|
|School district||Community School|
|Color(s)||Lime Green & Blue|
|Communities served||Portage County - including 26 School Districts|
|Distinctions||First Rural STEM+M School in Ohio|
In August 2012 the Northeast Ohio Medical University opened Bio-Med Science Academy. This high school focuses on a STEM+M curriculum, the additional M representing medicine. The first class of students was made up of 70 freshmen students and will continue to grow with 100 additional freshmen yearly until it is a full 9th grade through 12th grade high school.
The Academy is a member of the Akron hub of the Ohio Stem Learning Network and features a year-round class schedule. While physically located within existing facilities on the NEOMED campus, the school will eventually occupy the third floor of the University's new health, wellness, and medical office building. The Academy was officially granted STEM status in April of 2013, and it will go into effect in August of that same year. The school will then re-open as The Bio-Med Science Academy STEM School.
- Ambulocetus, or the "walking whale," was discovered by NEOMED anatomy professor Hans Thewissen.
- STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focal point
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- Hildebrand, William (2009). Most Noble Enterprise: The Story of Kent State University, 1910–2010. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press. p. 226. ISBN 978-1-60635-030-0.
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- Smith, Diane (17 February 2010). "New name in works for NEOUCOM: President: Med college outgrows current one". Record-Courier. Retrieved 28 June 2010.