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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Undergraduate Research

Students work under the guidance and mentorship of faculty at the University of Cincinnati, a Research 1 University, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to discover an interest in research, gain research skills and expertise, build a resume, and develop critical thinking skills.



College of Medicine Research Courses

Research-based courses within the Medical Sciences curriculum include:

There are opportunities to conduct research with College of Medicine faculty at UC and with researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Medical Sciences students interested in participating in research should contact Dr. Bryan Mackenzie, Director of Research Experiences: or (513) 558-3627.



Research Programs at UC

  • SURF  |  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • RaMP  |  Research and Mentorship Program
  • WISE REWU  |  Women in Science & Engineering | Research Experience for Women Undergraduates
  • BRIMS  |  Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students
  • McNair  |  Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program



Nationally Competitive Awards

Medical Sciences students are competitive for university sponsorship for national awards, including the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Goldwater is a prestigious award for students interested in a research career in natural sciences, engineering, or math. For more information about Goldwater or other awards, please visit the Office for Nationally Competitive Awards (NCA).

  • In 2017–18, Medical Sciences major Andrew Emmert ('19) won the Goldwater Scholarship. Two additional Medical Sciences majors, Nora Lakes ('19) and Melissa MacDonald ('19), were sponsored by UC as Goldwater nominees, an impressive accomplishment among over 25,000 undergraduate students at the university.
  • In 2016–17, Medical Sciences major Aswin Bikkani ('19) and minor Mohamed Elzarka ('18) received Goldwater Honorable Mentions.
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