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Q: What is it like living in Akron?

A: The Akron area offers intimate, family-oriented towns full of Midwestern charm to sophisticated city neighborhoods. The city offers a wealth of places to enjoy living and a wide range of activities, sports and attractions.

Q: Is Summa Health affiliated with a medical school?

A: Summa Health is a major teaching institution of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), a community-based state medical school that awards the medical degree and, through consortial arrangements with the University of Akron, Kent State University and Youngstown State University, offers a combined B.S./M.D. program and Ph.D. programs in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

NEOUCOM and its 18 associated hospitals cosponsor graduate and continuing medical education programs for residents, physicians and allied health professionals. The majority of active staff physicians at Summa Health have appointments to NEOUCOM’s clinical faculty.

Q: Is Summa Health committed to Medical Education?

A: “Experience and Excellence” are truly exemplified at Summa Health, the merged organization of Summa Health System – Akron, St. Thomas and Barberton Campuses. Providing quality education and outstanding service to the community have always been the goals of both institutions. The faculty has been trained at some of the finest institutions, bringing with them a unique mix of medical knowledge, background and philosophies to the teaching of residents. We feel that with our past successes, we will continue to excel as we combine to expand the resources available to our residency programs and the community.

Residents in our 13 accredited residency programs at Summa Health, under the supervision of a dedicated teaching faculty, are provided a strong foundation and competency in treating patients in both inpatient and ambulatory settings. This type of experience, coupled with the exposure to and supervision by a team of well-qualified faculty in the various specialties and subspecialties, assures a well-rounded educational experience.

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