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NEOMED Partners with
New York School
The College of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has begun a new relationship with the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education at the City College of New York. NEOMED hopes the relationship can help to increase the diversity of its student body as well as graduate more physicians who are interested in entering primary care.
Like NEOMED, the Sophie Davis School offers a combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine (BS/MD) degree program. But unlike NEOMED’s program, where students attend partner universities for the BS portion of this program, the Sophie Davis School allows students to complete their BS degree and the first two years of medical training at their school and then finish the MD degree at partner universities such as Albany Medical College, New York Medical College, New York University School of Medicine and others. NEOMED will now be a partner university. Under the agreement, up to five students per year will be admitted to NEOMED as advanced standing students in their third year of medical training.
Similar to NEOMED, the Sophie Davis School attracts students who have an affinity for primary care and want to practice in underserved communities. The student body is dedicated, diverse and includes individuals from inner-city and economically disadvantaged backgrounds as well as underrepresented minorities.
“We are excited to begin this new chapter with Sophie Davis,” said Jeffrey L. Susman, MD, dean of the College of Medicine at NEOMED. “Each year we have a few available openings to fill in the third-year medicine class as students elect to take a break for additional training. The partnership with Sophie Davis will allow us to fill those spots with students who have the same values as our current students and can add to the richness of the student body.”