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Connections Dual Admissions (BS/MD) Program

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The 2018 Connections application is now closed.

The Connections Dual Admissions Program, a dual admissions BS/MD program, allows high school seniors to apply 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. Additionally, students are also granted acceptance into the University Honors Program to ensure they have a unique and diverse college experience

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 success in their undergraduate years and that they are fully prepared for the challenges of medical school.

Connections Online Information Sessions

The Connections Dual Admissions Program holds live webinar information sessions each summer. These webinars typically last 45-60 minutes and consist of a broad overview of the Connections Program, what we look for in an applicant and how to apply. The live webinars will also feature information about the Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences.  

The  2018 Connections Webinar Series dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 06/19/18: 6:00-7:00 PM EST
  • Tuesday, 07/10/18: 6:00-7:00 PM EST
  • Tuesday, 07/31/18: 6:00-7:00 PM EST
  • Tuesday, 08,/14/18: 6:00-7:00 PM EST

NOTE: To attend a webinar, simply click on the link above to enter the session. The link will be active only on the day of the session immediately before the session begins.

If you are unable to attend a live webinar, the Connections Dual Admissions Program also presents at all undergraduate UC Open Houses.

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2018-19 Program Timeline

August 2018 – Connections application available online via MedOneStop at 8AM EST

November/December 2018 – Deadline to submit Connections application 

January-February 2019 – Invitations to interview will be sent out via email by 5PM EST

February-March 2019 – Interviews 
*Students traveling >250 miles are given priority for date selection. 

April 2019 – Admission decisions will be sent out via email by 5PM EST

May 1, 2019 – 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.