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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Undergraduate Research

Students work under the guidance and mentorship of faculty at the University of Cincinnati, a Research 1 University, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to discover an interest in research, gain research skills and expertise, build a resume, and develop critical thinking skills.

College of Medicine Research Courses

Courses with a research components and are part of the Medical Sciences curriculum include:

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: or 513-558-3627.

Research Programs at UC

  • SURF  |  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • RaMP  |  Research and Mentorship Program
  • WISE REWU  |  Women in Science & Engineering | Research Experience for Women Undergraduates
  • BRIMS  |  Biomedical Research Internship for Minority Students
  • McNair  |  Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

Nationally Competitive Awards

Medical Sciences students are competitive for university sponsorship for national awards, including the Barry Goldwater Award. Goldwater is a prestigious award for students interested in a research career in natural sciences, engineering, or math. For more information about Goldwater or other awards, please visit the Office for Nationally Competitive Awards (NCA).

  • In 2017, three out of the four students sponsored by UC for Goldwater nominations were Medical Sciences majors
  • In 2016, two Medical Sciences students received honorable mentions for Goldwater
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In no other academic institution or program, either Ivy League or research-institution-based, could I ever dream of, let alone accomplish, co-founding and operating a campus-wide Ambassadors Program that spans both the undergraduate and medical college—before the start of my freshman year. The passion and dedication of my fellow Medical Sciences classmates in pursuit of their dreams—and the guidance and friendship they offer along the way—serves as a daily reminder that this university, and program, is where I am meant to be."

Scottie, class of 2019