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Connections Dual Admissions (BS/MD) Program

Eligibility and Requirements

Connections Dual Admissions students excel in their academic and extracurricular pursuits and have demonstrated commitment to a career in medicine through various medically-related activities. Our application process is competitive; students must score a minimum 29 composite on the ACT or 1300 composite on the SAT (not including the writing portion) to be eligible to apply.  When considering applicants, the Connections Dual Admissions Program considers a student’s highest ACT or SAT composite score and does not super-score multiple test administrations.

Students must be admitted to the University of Cincinnati undergraduate college to be eligible for the Connections Dual Admissions Program. Students who do not complete the University of Cincinnati undergraduate application (via the Common Application) will not be considered for an interview for the program.

The Connections Dual Admissions Program is open only to students who are US citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. Students attending a foreign school are eligible if they hold US citizen or permanent resident status.


Program Requirements

Students admitted to the Connections Dual Admissions Program receive an early assurance (i.e., reserved) seat in the UC College of Medicine 4 years after admission provided that they meet specific academic requirements as undergraduates:

1) Earn a minimum AMCAS- calculated 3.50 cumulative GPA and a 3.50 BCPM GPA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math).

2) Graduate from the University Honors Program.

3) Complete either the Minor in Medical Sciences or the Major in Medical Sciences.

4) Earn a minimum score requirement on a single MCAT administration (no super-scoring); with a limit of 2 MCAT administrations that will be averaged to determine if the minimum required score has been met.

5) Satisfactorily fulfill baccalaureate graduation requirements and complete their undergraduate degree in 4 years. Students in Biomedical Engineering may take 5 years to complete their degree.


2017-18 Program Timeline

August 29, 2017 – Connections application available online via MedOneStop at 8:00 AM EST

November 6, 2017 – Deadline to submit Connections application 

December 22, 2017 – Invitations to interview will be sent out via email by 5PM EST

January 23, 2018 & February 9, 2018 -- Interviews
*Students traveling >250 miles are given priority for date selection. 

March 2, 2018 – Admission decisions will be sent out via email by 5PM EST

May 1, 2018 – Offer response deadline

Note: Students who are invited to interview will be assigned to an interview date. Interviews are required and are in-person at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.