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Medical Student Admissions

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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.

Attend an Online Information Session with the Assistant Dean of Admissions

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 listed below. 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 Spring 2018 dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 03/15/18: 7:00-8:00 PM EST - thanks to all of you who attended!
  • Tuesday 04/10/18: 3:00-4:00 PM EST - thanks to all of you who attended!
  • Thursday 05/10/18: 7:00-8:00 PM EST - thanks to all of you who attended!

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.

Tour Cincinnati 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 either of the dates below.  If you are unable to attend one of these dates, please check back in late August as we'll have a new list of available tour dates for the fall semester.

  • Friday, June 1st, 2018: 12:00-12:30 PM
  • Friday, July 13th, 2018: 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.  

Students in the News

Blackard Leads Medical Student Research Initiatives

Blackard Leads Medical Student Research Initiatives

Published: 6/13/2018

Jason Blackard, PhD, has been named director of medical student research initiatives in the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. 

He will be responsible for developing and coordinating research activities for medical students. Blackard will create and maintain an inventory/database of research activities and mentors, provide oversight for medical student research training, and establish a medical student research group to assist in furthering research initiatives. Other duties will include approving medical student rotations, tracking student and mentor evaluations, and partnering with curriculum committees in the college to ensure that Liaison Committee of Medical Education standards are met. Blackard will report to Andrew Filak Jr., MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs, and Melanie Cushion, PhD, senior associate dean for research. 

"We are excited to have Dr. Blackard lead the medical student research program,” says Filak. "Many of our students seek out experiences with our talented and dedicated research faculty. Dr. Blackard is well positioned to assist these students. He is well respected by his colleagues for his research and he has a demonstrated history of teaching and of advocacy for our students.”

Blackard, an associate professor in the Division of Digestive Diseases with the Department of Internal Medicine, will continue his current research in HIV and viral hepatitis and education responsibilities while assuming this new role. He received bachelor degrees in biology and Spanish from the University of Arkansas and a doctorate in biological sciences in public health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Blackard joined the College of Medicine faculty in 2005 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 2007, Blackard received an American Society for Microbiology Young Investigator Award for research excellence in microbiology and infectious disease. He also has developed study abroad programs in Ghana, South Africa, China and Botswana for UC students interested in public health and international research, and conducts federally-funded research in the United States and South Africa.

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