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Professional Development in Medicine

Course # MCP8049  |  1 Credit Hour

Fall Semester  |  Syllabus

Class Meets: T 3:00 – 3:55 pm

Course Director: Katie Hobbing, PhD  |  katie.hobbing@uc.edu  |  Phone: 513-558-4159


This course focuses on professional development skills that are important for the medical school application process. Topics will include: 1) UC Medical Admissions, 2) Community Engagement, 3) Application Planning, 4) Shadowing Experiences MD/DO, 5) Interview Prep, 6) "Minding the Gap" - Getting the most out of your gap year experience and 7) Medical Ethics.

In addition, students engage with their college community by attending seminars, grand rounds, or special guest lectures to expand their scientific understanding while also developing scientific communication skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop professional skills important for the medical school application and interviewing process.
  • Engage with the College of Medicine community.
  • Demonstrate effective science communication. 

Contact Us

Physiology (MS) Program

University of Cincinnati
PO Box 670576
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0576

Educational Specialist

Emma C Jones, MA
Medical Sciences Building
Office 4257

Phone: 513-558-4188
Email: emma.jones@uc.edu