Welcome to Medical Student Admissions
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has a proud tradition of training outstanding clinicians and leaders in biomedical research and academic medicine.
The College of Medicine strives to provide a stimulating and challenging environment that prepares graduates for the demands of clinical practice. With each incoming class, we select students who will help advance this mission.
Online Information Sessions with the Assistant Dean
If you'd like to hear more about the process of applying to the UC College of Medicine, what we look for, and how to refine your application, please attend one of our Information Sessions. These sessions are conducted virtually (online) by our Assistant Dean of Admissions, Dr. Abbigail Tissot. Online Information Sessions typically last 60-75 minutes and consist of a broad overview followed by an opportunity to have your questions personally answered by Dr. Tissot. Our dates for the 2017 spring are as follows:
- Thursday 02/16/17: 6:00-7:15 PM EST
- Monday 03/06/17: 6:00-7:15 PM EST
- Tuesday 04/04/17: 6:00-7:15 PM EST
- Wednesday 05/17/17: 6:00-7:15 PM EST
- Monday 06/05/17: 6:00-7:15 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.
Tours of our College of Medicine
To schedule a tour of our facility that is provided by a current UC College of Medicine student, please click here to sign-up for any of the dates below.
- Friday 03/03/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Friday 03/17/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Wednesday 04/12/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Friday 04/21/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Wednesday 05/10/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Friday 05/26/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Friday 06/16/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Friday 06/30/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Friday 07/14/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
- Friday 07/28/17: 12:00-12:30 PM
Please note, these tours are intended for current undergraduates and prospective applicants intending to apply to our College of Medicine within the next 2 years. If you are currently a high school student, please contact our Medical Sciences Program for a tour.
UC Medical Students Offer Mentorship and Laptops for Cincinnati Youth
Eleven local elementary school students will each receive the
gift of a new laptop computer from Med Mentors, a volunteer effort
in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, during a
special ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the UC Medical
Sciences Building’s Lucas Board Room.
Med Mentors works with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
(CYC) to link medical students with Cincinnati Public School
children for mentorship. The group expects similar success that
Beatrice Nichols, a second-year UC medical student, had last year
when she helped her mentee, a fifth-grader at South Avondale
School, learn how to use Microsoft’s PowerPoint program on
her new laptop. It came in handy as the youngster used the computer
to pull together a research project.
"It really did help motivate her,” says Nichols of her
mentee. "She would take the laptop to the library and use it to
work on things required for class. It’s not just because of
the laptop, but academically she has shown a lot more
responsibility for what she is doing and she is doing better in
school overall. She has access to a laptop and when the need arises
she does not have to be at school to complete her
The efforts of medical students like Nichols to mentor area
schoolchildren have gotten a boost with the laptops funded largely
by a $15,000 gift from a group of physicians and medical staff at
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The generous
funding is offered over a three-year period with this the second
installment. The gift will eventually provide 30 laptop computers
for local schoolchildren to work with mentors.
"CYC is grateful for this tremendous gift from Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital,” says Elise Hyder, donor and
volunteer relations manager for Cincinnati Youth Collaborative.
"These laptops will provide terrific learning experiences for our
students, many of whom would not otherwise have access to this 21st
century must-have tool. We can’t thank our amazing partners
at UC Med Mentors enough for making this opportunity possible for
Med Mentors was founded in 2001 by Wan Lim PhD, associate
professor-educator of medical education emeritus, and is among the
College of Medicine’s most popular student outreach
"Many of our young mentees come from financially challenged
households so it’s really terrific that we are able to
provide them with a laptop computer,” says Keith Stringer,
MD, faculty advisor for Med Mentors, Cincinnati Children’s
Hospital pathologist and assistant professor in the UC College of
Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory
"It’s a delight to have the ceremony where these
children are presented with a computer and their parents are
present and cheering them on. It’s really a great success of
our mentorship program to be able to provide this for these kids.
You can see that they are so happy to be receiving these tools
which can be helpful for all sorts of purposes from doing homework
to playing games, hopefully of an educationally nature, to simply
nurturing their interest in science, math and the
"The ability to give out these computers would not be possible
without the generosity of our donors and we really do have to thank
them enormously because without their support this would not be
possible,” says Stringer.
Med Mentors connects 200 medical students to about 200
school-age mentees. The med-student run program works closely with
CYC to train mentors, says Charles Cavallo, MD, president of the
Med Mentors advisory board, instructor in the UC Department of
Pediatrics and an alumnus of the College of Medicine.
Mentees come from various schools including several near the
College of Medicine, such as North Avondale Montessori School,
South Avondale School and Rockdale Academy. The mentoring effort at
UC targets students in grades three through six though some
students stay with Med Mentors for longer periods, says
"There is very clear data that the kids who are mentored have
better behavior, better school attendance, better grades, better
graduation rates and better college acceptance rates,” says
Cavallo. "It’s a wonderful vehicle to make a difference in a
Med Mentors has received support from the Charles H. Dater
Foundation, the Rue Foundation and the Medical Student
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