Prospective students invited to YSU-BaccMed presentation Jan. 21

YSU Color SealThe new Youngstown State University-BaccMed program will be officially introduced at a public presentation 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Presidential Suites of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus.

Prospective students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and others interested in learning more about the new program are invited.

The YSU-BaccMed program, an educational partnership between YSU and the Northeast Ohio Medical University, allows individuals who want to become primary care physicians to earn both bachelor’s and medical degrees within a variety of timelines, including a compressed, seven-year period.

Northeast_Ohio_Medical_University_sealThe program will enroll its first group of students in Fall 2016.

The event will include presentations by Stephen Rodabaugh, associate dean of the YSU College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and the YSU-NEOMED liaison officer, and Erik Porfeli, assistant dean for Community Engagement and Admissions at NEOMED.

The YSU-BaccMed is a nominal 3 + 4 program: three-year BaccMed Bachelor of Science degree pathways are available in biological sciences and biochemistry, followed by four years of medical school at NEOMED for the MD. But BaccMed also allows flexibility for YSU students from a variety of majors to be considered for conditional admission into NEOMED during their second YSU year, and supplement their YSU programs as needed with courses from BaccMed B.S. pathways; timelines for such students could be 4 + 4 years or more.

The first YSU-BaccMed class in Fall 2016 will include 20 students. The second class, which starts in Fall 2017, will include 40 students, and the third class, starting Fall 2018, will include 70 students.

For more information on YSU-BaccMed, visit the YSU STEM website or contact Brett Kengor, advising coordinator, at 330-941-1531 /, or Rodabaugh at 330-941-3347/