Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates: uc.edu/publichealth
Unfortunately, an application must be marked as complete (which includes the MCAT score) before it goes under review with the Admissions Committee. It is not possible to pre-review your application if it does not have your MCAT score and therefore, is not marked as complete.
The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine uses a holistic review and has no prerequisite courses (i.e., prerequisites are typically courses for which a letter grade is required by other programs). Since we do not have any prerequisite course requirements, we have no singular recommendation or policy for applicants regarding the impact of a pass/fail or letter grade on their candidacy.
It is our recommendation that each applicant speak with their major advisor (and pre-professional advisor, if applicable) to discuss the manner in which a pass/fail or letter grade would impact their candidacy. In this way, an applicant can make a fully informed decision about how to move forward based upon the entirety of her/his/their application. We are confident that an applicant’s knowledgeable advisors can assist her/him/them in holistically considering the impact of this decision on the applicant’s medical school candidacy as a whole.
While we understand COVID-19’s impact on an applicant’s ability to obtain desired clinical shadowing experiences, please note it is important to have gained these experiences over a span of time. Nevertheless, the committee will take this brief, affected period of time into consideration with the understanding that obtaining shadowing experiences is challenging.
In regard to service, we encourage applicants to think outside of the box and to understand that even in a state of quarantine, it is still possible to serve others. The Committee is eager to see how applicants have been able to think creatively in order to continue to serve others.
Finally, please note that application updates are always welcome after an applicant has submitted his/her application. Therefore, once the “standard” clinical shadowing and service experiences may resume, an applicant is strongly encouraged to upload updates to his/her application portal throughout the admissions cycle.
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