A Welcome from the Program Director
Dear Student and Parent,
Thank you for your interest in the Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. We have a simple and powerful philosophy that forms the core around which the program is built: To help our students find their passion, and bring out the very best in themselves.
What does this program offer me/my child and how is that unique among other colleges and universities?
We believe that a bright young person interested in a career in medicine or related health sciences (medical research, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and others) can benefit most from an undergraduate program that provides a rich variety of hands-on experiences in a healthcare, community-service, global-health, or laboratory setting, combined with individual mentoring by medical school faculty, residents and medical students.
We offer both a Major (120 credits) and a Minor (18 credits) in the Medical Sciences. These are unique undergraduate programs because they are based in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (follow us on #HottestCollegeinAmerica) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital (ranked #3 in the nation by US News and World Report), and taught by faculty at these institutions. Details on admissions criteria and curricula are provided in our website.
As a large public university in southern Ohio, the University of Cincinnati offers many attractions including a beautiful campus (ranked among the best in the nation by Forbes Magazine) a vibrant campus life, more than 500 student-led organizations, innumerable research and internship opportunities both on and off campus, and last but not least, the red hot Bearcats!
Will I/my child be admitted?
We are committed to attracting excellent students from across the nation and the world who come together on campus to form a community of scholars. We use a holistic application review process and we consider "the whole person" in addition to their academic record and extracurricular credentials. Because our entering first-year class is limited to 50 students, admission to the program is quite selective, but we strive to maintain personal contact with you and your family throughout the process.
I invite you to spend time exploring our website and relevant links to learn more about our programs. Of course, the best way to learn about our university and the college of medicine is to experience it firsthand—please come see for yourself through one of our many campus visit programs.
Anil G. Menon, PhD
Program Director and Professor
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine