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    Early Decision Program (EDP)

    1. Invitations to complete a Secondary Application will begin 7/7
    2. Early Decision Program deadline is 8/1
    3. Interviews will begin August 2022
    4. Interviews will be conducted in virtual format and in-person (when possible)
    5. The interview season ends in January 2023

    In an effort to attract high achieving students who have a compelling reason to want to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the College offers the opportunity for students to apply through an Early Decision Program (EDP) within the AMCAS

    Competitive EDP candidates for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine would demonstrate the following features:

    • Significant medical exploration
    • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA > 3.60
    • Cumulative BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Math) GPA > 3.5
    • MCAT Score (combined) > 512 or 88th percentile
    • Wide variety of service and extracurricular activities
    • Compelling reason for pursuing a career in medicine
    • Strong recommendations from mentors/educators/preceptors

    EDP applicants will either be accepted into the incoming class or deferred to the regular application pool for further consideration.

    EDP Timeline
    By August 1st

    Submit AMCAS application and additional materials including:

    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • MCAT Score(s)
    • University of Cincinnati Online Secondary Application
    August - SeptemberInterviews of selected candidates
    By September 30EDP applicants notified of admissions decisions