Options for students interested in medicine or pharmacy

Bacc/M.D. 2+2+4 Pathway Program

  • College of Medicine

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Bacc/M.D. program represents a four-year undergraduate program of study at The University of Akron leading to Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) with a reserved seat in medical school.  

Each year NEOMED can admit up to 35 UA students into their medical school. UA students can apply in their sophomore year. More information.

Pre-Pharmacy Program

  • School of Pharmacy

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Pre-Pharmacy program is a partnership with NEOMED's College of Pharmacy and The University of Akron. UA students who complete the pre-requisites, meet GPA minimums, and apply by the partner university application deadline will receive an interview. More information

NEOMED's College of Pharmacy also offers an Early Assurance Pathway. More information.  

Early Acceptance Program (EAP)

  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Early Acceptance Program (EAP) is a four-year undergraduate program of study at The University of Akron leading to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) with a reserved seat in their College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, or School of Pharmacy.  

Each year LECOM can admit up to five UA students into their College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, or School of Pharmacy. Students can apply in their senior year of high school or pbefore the start of their third year at The University of Akron. More information.

Traditional pre-med path

If you are not eligible for these partnership programs, you can pursue a "traditional" pre-med path at The University of Akron’s Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences. Learn more about pre-med and other pre-professional health areas at UA.

* all of the partnerships programs require students to be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. See the FAQs for each partnership for eligibility requirements.