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Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences


Medical Sciences students presenting research at the Ohio Physiological Society Annual Meeting

Research in the Curriculum

College of Medicine courses that have research components and are part of the Medical Sciences curriculum include:

  • MEDS 3030     Biomedical Research Rotation    
  • MEDS 4042     Practice and Community Based Health Research    

There are opportunities to conduct research with College of Medicine faculty at UC and with researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Medical Sciences students interested in participating in research should contact Dr. Bryan Mackenzie, Director of Research Experiences for Medical Sciences: or 513-558-3627.

SURF- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

SURF offers undergraduates the opportunity to prepare for graduate school and a career in the expanding field of biomedical research by participating in one of the summer research programs. The SURF Programs are designed for sophomore and junior level students who are US residents. Students must be able to commit to a 10 week program to do a research internship. SURF students are matched with an appropriate faculty advisor, based on mutual research interest. The advisor and intern design a specific research project within the context of the research focus of the advisor's laboratory.

Barry Goldwater Award

The Barry Goldwater Award is a prestigious award for students interested in a research career in natural sciences, engineering, or math. If you would like more information about the Goldwater or other awards, please visit the Office for Nationally Competitive Awards (NCA).

Past Medical Sciences Honorable Mentions:

  • 2016: Aswin Bikkani, major class of 2018
  • 2016: Mohamed Elzarka, minor class of 2017