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Connections Dual Admissions (BS/MD) Program

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The 2016 Connections Dual Admissions Program application is NOW OPEN. 

About the Program

The Connections Dual Admissions Program, a dual admissions BS/MD program, allows high school seniors to apply to and be accepted to both the University of Cincinnati undergraduate college and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine simultaneously.

The program attracts highly motivated, intellectually curious, and academically talented students who are serious about a career in medicine. Admitted students enjoy the flexibility that comes with early assurance to a top-ranked medical school, and pursue various majors, biomedical research opportunities, medical shadowing experiences, co-op opportunities, study abroad programs, and service experiences within the greater Cincinnati area.  Students admitted to the Connections Dual Admissions Program are also granted acceptance into the University of Cincinnati’s Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences, which is an innovative pathway based in the College of Medicine providing students with integrated academic, experiential, and mentored opportunities that will prepare them for advanced training in medicine and molecular and biomedical sciences.

The Connections Dual Admissions Program is a non-accelerated, eight-year baccalaureate / MD program. Students spend four years as an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati and four years as a medical student at the College of Medicine (the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering joint program is nine years because of the required co-op learning program).

Connections Dual Admissions students work closely with advisors in the College of Medicine, the undergraduate college’s Pre-Professional Advising Center (PPAC), and the University Honors Program to ensure they not only have a unique and diverse college experience, but that they also meet the requirements of the program and prepare for the challenges of medical school.

Information Sessions

The Connections Dual Admissions Program will hold information sessions on University of Cincinnati's main campus from August to October. A representative from the Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences will also be present at the information sessions.  Information Sessions are held in the summer and fall preceding the application cycle.  All Information Sessions for entry in the Fall of 2016 have been held.  Please check-back in the Spring of 2016 for the Information Session schedule for the next application cycle. 

Connections Dual Admissions Students

The following represents the profile of students entering the University of Cincinnati as the 2014 class of the Connections Dual Admissions Program. Please remember that these are only averages and many students’ scores fall above and below these values.

Dual Admissions Program

Class of 2014

Completed Applications


Students Entering the Program


     Average SAT


     Average ACT


     Average GPA (unweighted)


     Average GPA (weighted)


     Ohio vs. Non-Ohio Residents

3 to 5

     Male to Female

6 to 2


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2015-16 Program Timeline

September 2, 2015 – Connections application available online via the Hobsons Portal 

November 10, 2015 – Deadline to submit Connections application 

December 22, 2015 – Invitations to interview will be sent out

January 22, 2016* & February 3, 2016 -- Interviews
*Students traveling >250 miles are given priority for this date. 

March 2, 2016 – Admission decisions will be sent out

May 1, 2016 – Offer response deadline

Note: Students who are invited to interview will be assigned to an interview date. Interviews are required and are in-person at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.