Today is Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

Medical Student Admissions

Class of 2021 Orientation Information

Congratulations and welcome to Cincinnati Medicine’s Class of 2021!  You are embarking on one of the most exciting and demanding times of your educational career, and we want you to have a seamless transition. So detailed information will be posted here as the schedule is finalized. Until then, here is some general information:

  • Before classes start, you’re expected to complete many pre-enrollment requirements (ex: immunizations, online modules, pre-orientation assignments). An email containing these requirements will arrive sometime in late April. These requirements will have deadlines ranging from May 1st through July 30th.
  • If you’re interested in connecting with your future classmates between now and the beginning of classes, check-out the UCCOM Class of 2021 Facebook page.
  • Mandatory Orientation is held from Monday, August 7th through Friday, August 11th 2017.
    • During this entire week, you should plan to be on-site every day from 8 AM through 5 PM.
    • All activities are required unless denoted otherwise in the table below.


Preliminary Schedule 2017 MedCat Orientation

Notes about PARKING and Orientation

Please DO NOT visit the parking office on the morning of Orientation.  It is imperative that you come directly to the College of Medicine at 8AM on Monday, August 7th to formally check-in.  Otherwise, you will be in danger of forfeiting your seat in the incoming class.  You will have the opportunity to purchase your pass during the Orientation program later in the day when the parking office joins us for their special visit to the College of Medicine. 

You may choose to use the online system to purchase an on-campus parking pass. To do so, follow the steps below.  Fall passes may be purchased now through August and will become active beginning Sunday, August 6th.  Please be aware that UC Parking Services will be a part of your Orientation day (Monday, August 7th!) to sell on-campus parking passes for the year. 

If you choose to purchase a pass in advance (you will pick-up during [NOT before] Orientation, you will follow these steps:

  • The closest parking structure to the College of Medicine is the Eden Avenue garage.  There are two permit options that you may choose from that pertain to this garage.  The two options are listed below.  For a full list of parking rates please visit
  • Eden Top: $252 for Fall Semester. The Eden Top permit requires you to park on the top level of the parking garage.

    *Note: this option will likely sell out prior to the start of class.  If you plan to park on-campus, it would be wise to secure this pass as soon as possible. 

  • Eden Ave. Garage (Levels 1-7): $369 for Fall Semester.  This permit gives you full access to all levels of the garage.

To use the online system to purchase your pass (and receive it during Orientation):

  1. Gather your vehicle information (make, model and license plate number).
  2. Visit
  3. Click on “Purchase a Permit” located on the left side of the screen in the big, red box.
  4. Enter the username and password that you use to enter into MedOneStop (the portal that you used to check your application status).
  5. Select the pass that you wish to purchase.
  6. There will be a notification that states “parking access will be assigned to your Bearcat Card within 2 hours of purchase.”  The Bearcat Card is your student ID that you will obtain at the College of Medicine on the first day at Orientation.  Therefore, you will be able to use this validated parking pass to exit the garage at the end of the day on day one.
  7. There is an additional note that states “Students parking in Eden Garage 1-7 must pick up a hangtag in the parking office.”  Since the parking office is coming to the COM Orientation program, they will have the hangtags available for pick-up at the COM in the afternoon.  So again, there is no need to visit the parking office in person.

Parking Services will also have the Fast Pass available for you to purchase at Orientation.  The Fast Pass gives you hands-free access to your facility.  For more information, see the Parking Services website at Parking Services will offer the Fast Pass at a special one-time rate of $25 while they visit us on Orientation Day.  Cash, check and credit card are all acceptable forms of payment for the Fast Pass and the parking permit.

“UCCOM does a great job of integrating anatomy, physiology, and clinical skills in a manner such that all aspects of becoming a good doctor are actively developed from the beginning.

Medical Student, Second Year