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How to Apply

2020 Admission Dates

AMCAS Application Open for EditingEarly May
AMCAS Application Deadline October 18, 2020
(Our AMCAS deadline for each
application cycle is mid-October)
MSTP Secondary Application DeadlineOctober 31, 2020
Interview Weekends 2020-2021 5 interview weekends between October 2020 and February 2021
Second Visits 2021April 2021

Eligibility

Fees

  • For applicants who choose ONLY to apply to the MD/PhD program (not both the MD and MD/PhD programs), there is no secondary application fee.
  • For applicants applying to BOTH the MD/PhD and MD programs, an application fee ($100) is charged. This MD secondary application fee ($100) may be waived** for those who, without financial assistance, would be unable to also apply to the medical school.  If you believe that you meet this criterion you may request a fee waiver.

Letters of Recommendation

  • The MD/PhD program requires a minimum of one (1) packet from your pre-professional committee or three (3) letters from individuals who can properly evaluate you.
  • At least one (1) letter should come from an individual(s) who served as a research mentor or advisory capacity in research.
  • A maximum of 5 letters may be sent.

Learn More About the Program and the Application Process

Fellowship Opportunities

There are two special fellowships for which applicants can be considered:

  1. Jeffrey A. Whitsett Physician-Scientist Training Fellowship: This outstanding applicant with a declared interest in pediatrics and pediatric research will perform his/her PhD training in the Molecular & Developmental Biology Graduate Program.
  2. Albert B. Sabin Physician-Scientist Training Fellowship: This unique fellowship is awarded by the Immunology Graduate Program to a MSTP applicant with a demonstrated strong interest and commitment to research in immunology or related areas. Applicants must apply to be considered for this fellowship:  Sabin Fellowship Application

Transfer Applicants

From MD:
Current M2 students at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine are eligible to apply to join the Cincinnati MSTP. This is an internal application process. Interested M2s should email mstp@uc.edu to request an application. Applications will be available after July 1st. Please note that internal applicants will be placed in the same pool as applicants not currently enrolled in the UC College of Medicine.

For additional information contact:
Medical Scientist Training Program
mstp@uc.edu

Past Fellows

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2014 Whitsett Fellow,Michael Petrany, and Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett, Co-Director, Perinatal Institute, Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s, and Professor in the UC Department of Pediatrics. 

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2015 Whitsett Fellow, Akaljot Singh, with Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett, Co-Director, Perinatal Institute, Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s, and Professor in the UC Department of Pediatrics. 

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2017 Sabin Fellow, Amy Rossi, with Dr. David Hildeman, Director, Immunology Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children's and Professor in the UC Department of Pediatrics.

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2017 Whitsett Fellow, Courtney Linne, with Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett, Co-Director, Perinatal Institute, Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s, and Professor in the UC Department of Pediatrics. 

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2018 Sabin Fellow,Jake Stevens, with Dr. David Hildeman, Director, Immunology Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children's and Professor in the UC Department of Pediatrics.

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2019 Whitsett Fellows, Alyssa Solano and Edward Farrow, with Dr. Jeffrey Whitsett, Co-Director, Perinatal Institute, Chief, Section of Neonatology, Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology at Cincinnati Children’s, and Professor in the UC Department of Pediatrics.

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2019 Sabin Fellow,Keisuke Sawada, with Dr. David Hildeman, Director, Immunology Graduate Program at Cincinnati Children's and Professor in the UC Department of Pediatrics.

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Contact Us

Medical Scientist
Training Program

Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Mail Location: 0552
Email: mstp@uc.edu