About the Program
The ROSE program is part internship, part early acceptance to medical school, and part mentorship program.
The purpose of the program is to provide high ability, intellectually curious pre-medical college students opportunities to connect with University of Cincinnati College of Medicine faculty.
The program is called ROSE because ROSE students explore the field of medicine by actively participating in Research, Observation, Service and Education. Ideally, all four sets of experiences will have a common thread and students will become “junior experts” on a specific medical topic (disease, treatment, etc.).
In order to understand and appreciate the role of research in contemporary medicine, participants spend two consecutive summers at the University of Cincinnati working with current faculty and research staff. Once matched with research faculty, ROSE students design and implement a project. Research can be clinical, translational, or bench.
The ROSE experience stretches beyond research. Participants will learn the steps to finding beneficial shadowing opportunities and may be placed in clinical observations if time permits, and will be asked to consider the role of community engagement in the medical professions by participating in self-directed service projects.