Diversity First Look Event
Dear Future MedCat,
Congratulations on your interview invitation to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine! You have been invited to interview at Cincinnati Medicine because you are a highly competitive applicant and we are eager to introduce you to all that Cincinnati has to offer you on your path to becoming a physician. The particular date on which you've been invited to attend will include our Diversity First Look program, a unique experience designed to showcase the supportive diversity and inclusion programs offered by Cincinnati's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Your interview day check-in time can be found on your MedOneStop status page. You will not be able to check-in prior to your stated time. However, if you happen to arrive early please know that some of our current MedCats will be present to welcome you to Cincinnati Medicine while you wait for check-in.
Please refer to the invitation letter sent to you by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for your First Look and interview day details. The First Look Event is NOT the same as an interview day (for details of your interview day, go to your MedOneStop status page or view the details outlined on the www.med.uc.edu/medicalstudentadmissions webpage).
Confirming Your Interview
When you confirm your attendance via your MedOneStop page, you are also confirming your attendance at the full Diversity First Look Event (ie, this confirms BOTH the the evening before and the interview day). If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cincinnati Medicine uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI). The MMI is a series of eight brief interview "stations" that are centered on a scenario. Each station has its own interviewer (rater); consequently, you will be evaluated by eight different individuals. MMI scenarios focus on issues such as communication, ethics, critical thinking, teamwork and personal attributes. Information regarding the MMI can be found online and through our MMI tab. You will receive an extensive overview about the MMI process on your interview day prior to completing the MMI. You may also find details of our MMI.
Interview Dress Tips
Applicants should dress in professional/business attire, which typically includes a suit coat. Due to the length and structure of the MMI, applicants will be standing for two minutes between each station and participating in a 45-minute walking tour, so shoes worn on your interview day should be comfortable.
Transportation From The Airport
Please see your ODEI letter for transportation options. If you are planning to fly into Greater Cincinnati/Northern-Kentucky International Airport (airport code: CVG), there are a variety of transportation options for transportation between the Kingsgate Hotel & Conference Center and the airport*.
The trip from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to the hotel can take from 20 to 60 minutes depending on traffic. Considering rush hour traffic and the advance arrival time needed for security checks, you should allow at least 2-3 hours to arrive to the airport. You may also choose to fly into the Dayton International Airport; although the prices may be cheaper, the ~65 mile taxi ride to Cincinnati will be costly and will require more time to ensure a timely arrival for your flight.
For the entirety of the Diversity First Look Event you should park in Kingsgate Hotel & Conference Center garage located at 151 Goodman Drive Cincinnati, OH 45219. Your parking will be validated (free of charge). View Parking Map(PDF).
On the morning of your interview, you can either take the Kingsgate Hotel & Conference Center shuttle or walk to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine's CARE/Crawley Building. This is where your interview will take place. Seating on the Kingsgate shuttle is very limited; you will need to reserve your space once you arrive at the hotel. Alternatively, you may desire to walk the 0.2 miles from the Kingsgate to the CARE/Crawley Building. If so, here are walking directions from Kingsgate Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
Your Overnight Stay
Your accommodations for your interview will be free of charge (i.e. courtesy of the Cincinnati Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will reserve your room and coordinate your stay at the Kingsgate Hotel & Conference Center.