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Medical Student Admissions

Transferring to the UC College of Medicine

Cincinnati Medicine will announce if we will be accepting transfer applications for the 2019 year in early 2019. Please continue to watch this page for further information.


Transfer applications to the UC College of Medicine are only accepted into the third year of the College of Medicine curriculum.  The number of acceptances offered is based upon space availability in the Year III class. Requirements to apply are outlined in this .pdf and below.  Please check back each spring if you remain interested in transferring into the UC College of Medicine.

In order to be considered for transfer to the UC College of Medicine, applicants must:

  1. Request transfer into the third year only.
  2. Currently be enrolled in a U.S. allopathic medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  3. Be in good standing at their current medical school.
  4. Have completed and passed all coursework for the first and second years of medical school (including a physical diagnosis/clinical component).
  5. Have sat for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step I exam prior to the start of classes (mid-June). 

Preference is given to Ohio residents and students who have a compassionate reason to relocate to Cincinnati.

HOW TO APPLY: 2018 Application Details

In order to have an application fully considered by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Admissions Committee, the following information must be received on or before March 15, 2018:

1) As a single PDF file emailed directly to

a. Completed Cincinnati Medicine Transfer Application

b. Recommendation letter from an official of your current medical school (i.e., Dean of Student Affairs) that addresses your academic and professional performance (including lapses in professionalism) and notes reasons for you to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

2) Mail the following directly to:

Medical Admissions Office, MSB E450

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

PO Box 670552

Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

c. Completed Transfer Application (click here for .pdf form)

d. Official transcripts sent directly to the UC College of Medicine by all undergraduate and medical schools attended. Please note an applicant may not interview until all transcripts have been received. 


Q: If I attend a non-US medical school, can I apply for transfer to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine?

  • The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine only accepts transfers from students enrolled in U.S. allopathic medical schools that are accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). We do not consider applicants whose medical schools are "recognized" by LCME or who are outside of the U.S.; applicants must attend a U.S. allopathic medical school and accredited by the LCME.

    Q: If I am selected to interview, when would my interviews occur?

    • Transfer interviews are conducted in April.

    Q: If I am accepted, when would I begin classes?

    • Classes begin in late June of each year, during the Year III intersession.

    Q: If I am accepted as a transfer student to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, how will my Year III clerkships be scheduled?

    • Year III Clerkships of transfer students are scheduled individually with the Registrar (after acceptance) as part of the Orientation process.

    Q: What can I expect after being accepted to the transfer program?

    • An official orientation is scheduled with each transfer student. This orientation includes a variety of scheduling and logistical meetings and is scheduled to occur no later than the Friday preceding the first day of Year III classes. 

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