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2021 MedCat Orientation

MedCat Orientation

Congratulations, Future MedCats & Welcome to Cincinnati Medicine’s Class of 2027!

Your medical school Orientation marks the start of one of the most exciting and demanding times of your educational career. To help make this process as smooth as possible, please read-on to learn about our MedCat Orientation program.

Your Schedule:

  • The mandatory MedCat Orientation program will begin Monday, July 24th and go through Friday, July 28th, 2023.
  • The official MedCat Orientation schedule, as well as instructions for accessing your MedCat Orientation website, will be sent to your UC email as we get closer to Orientation.


White Coat Ceremony: The White Coat Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, July 28th, 2023. Please note: this ceremony will now take place at Fifth-Third Arena.

Fall Semester Parking Passes: Parking permits for the UC College of Medicine's Eden Garage are purchased each semester through the UC Office of Parking Services website. Permits for Fall 2023 will go on sale early July and more information will be shared in the spring. Once purchased, your student ID (aka, "Bearcat Card") will be used to enter/exit parking. You will receive your student ID on the Monday of Orientation week during one of our Orientation sessions.

    Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs): Your SOLs are eager to meet you (both for virtual and in-person small groups) and look forward to being part of your Orientation experience! You’ll hear from them in early June.

    Stethoscope Sale: Cincinnati Medicine’s AMSA chapter offers an annual stethoscope sale to help you obtain your required equipment while also supporting your classmates. You are not required to purchase through this sale, but if you do your equipment will be here waiting for you by Orientation week. Please view this information within your CastleBranch portal (available mid-April).

    MedCat Orientation Student Organization Fair: You'll have the opportunity to talk with our student organizations during Orientation week, as part of a fair sponsored by your Medical Student Association (MSA). Scroll down to the bottom of this page where you'll find a list of the organizations that were in attendance for past MedCat Orientations. As the list of student organizations continues to grow, we expect to add even more for the upcoming year!

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    Orientation FAQ

    When is Orientation?
    What is a SOL?
    Are there any fees/cost associated with orientation?
    Will medical school classes continue to be online to view?
    What things should we prepare to take care of during orientation week and the first few weeks following?

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    MedCat Student Organizations

    Academic Medicine Interest Group
    American Geriatric Society
    American Medical Association
    American Medical Student Association
    American Medical Women's Association (AMWA)
    Anesthesia Student Interest Group (ASIG)
    Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
    Association of Women Surgeons
    Bearcat News
    Bearcat Barbell
    Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Interest Group (CCTSIG)
    Catholic Medical Association
    Christian Medical Association
    Culinary Club
    Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)
    ENT Interest Group (ENT IG)
    Family Medicine Interest Group
    Genetics in Medicine
    Global Health Interest Group
    Infectious Disease Interest Group
    Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group
    Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)
    Jewish Medical Student Association (JMSA)
    Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)
    Med Mentors
    Med-Peds Interest Group
    Medical Chorus
    Medical Students for Choice
    Medical Student Scholars Program
    Men's Health Club
    Neurosurgery Interest Group
    OBGYN Interest Group
    Oncology Interest Group
    Ophthalmology Interest Group
    Orthopedic Surgery Student Interest Group (OSIG)
    Pathology Student Organization
    Peds Club
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Interest Group
    PM&R Interest Group (PMRIG)
    Psychiatry Student Interest Group
    Radiology Interest Group
    Rural Health Interest Group
    Student Interest Group in Neurology
    Student National Medical Association (SNMA)
    Students for a National Health Program
    Student-Run Free Clinic (SRFC)
    Student Wellness Committee
    Surgery Interest Group
    UCCOM Golf Association
    UCCOM Med-Sci Mentors
    UCCOM Pride
    UC Open School
    UnsCripted Podcast
    Urban Health Project
    Urology Student Interest Group
    Vascular Surgery Interest Group
    Wilderness Medicine Interest Group
    Women Leading Healthy Change

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    Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

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