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Proposal Summary: NU-07-05

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TitleMPH Degree Option for MD Students
Submitting DeanN. Margaret Wineman
Submitting CollegeNursing -- Susan Bradford
Departments Generating the ProposalNursing
Objection Deadline
Proposal StatusUnder development
Proposal Last UpdatedMarch 30, 2007 by NU dean's ofc Kathleen Ross-Alaolmolki
Effective DateSummer I 2008
Brief Summary of ProposalIntroduction This proposal is a change in the current MPH program that would give the opportunity to MD students to acquire a MPH degree while getting their MD degree. The proposal present the curriculum for the MPH degree and the students would recive their separate degrees between the Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health (CEOMPH) program and the MD program at The Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. The MPH program includes the following partners: The University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Ohio University, and Youngstown State University. Students earn their Medical Doctor from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Background Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health The Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health program began in 1999 and was accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health in 2003. It is a partnership of six institutions: The University of Akron (UA), Cleveland State University (CSU), Kent State University (KSU), Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Ohio University (OU), and Youngstown State University (YSU). The program is centrally administered by Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. CEOMPH was established to meet the needs of practicing health professionals in the Northeast Ohio area who wish to expand their role in improving community health (although it also accepts more traditional students who meet the admissions criteria). Students enroll in the program through any one of the five participating university partners (UA, CSU, KSU, OU or YSU), and are awarded their degree by that university. The diplomas carry the names of all participating program partners. Faculty from all six partner institutions, as well as from community public health agencies, teach the core courses which are offered exclusively on Saturdays using interactive videoconferencing technology. This allows the student to attend lectures at the available campus or institution of his/her choice. Elective courses, which can be taken at any of the participating universities, are generally offered in the evening or online. The Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine The Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) offers students the opportunity to complete their Bachelor of Science degree in two years at one of the partner universities that make up the NEOUCOM consortium: The University of Akron, Kent State University and Youngstown State University. NEOUCOMís combined B.S./M.D. program is one of the largest B.S./M.D. programs in the country. High school students admitted to the B.S./M.D. program receive a reserved seat in medical school while completing their undergraduate requirements. Students then transition to NEOUCOM and complete four years of medical school. NEOUCOM also offers a direct entry route to medical school for students who have completed their premedical studies at another college or university. Typically, 20 percent of the first-year medical school students are admitted to the College of Medicine through direct entry. Transfer students from other medical schools are considered for admission on a space available basis.
Type of ProposalProgram changes
Graduate School Endorsement StatusTo be reviewed
Graduate School Endorsement Updated
Institutional Research StatusTo be reviewed
IR Status Updated
Library StatusTo be reviewed
Library Status Updated
Distance Learning Review Committee StatusTo be reviewed
DLRC Status Updated
General Education Advisory Committee StatusNot required
GEAC Status UpdatedApril 10, 2007 by PR Rex Ramsier
Resource RequirementsNo additional resources
Resource Requirements UpdatedMarch 30, 2007 by NU dean's ofc Kathleen Ross-Alaolmolki
Resource commentIncreased resources at the College of Nursing UA will not be necessary. None


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