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Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences

Minor in Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences minor is a selective program based at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and is taught by the faculty at these institutions. It is intended to provide students who major in any discipline outside the College of Medicine with a broad but rigorous foundation in both the scientific and clinical aspects of medicine and medical research.

The curriculum for the minor includes challenging courses to engage students interested in the health professions and biomedical sciences. Progress toward the minor is tracked via degree audits and successful completion of the minor is documented on your UC transcript. Several of our graduates have gone on to top medical schools across the nation. 


At the time of application submission, students must:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above; AND
  • have at least one (1) semester of organic chemistry with lab (CHEM 2040, CHEM 2040L) completed or in progress 

Admissions Timeline

  • November 1 - application opens
  • December 1 - application deadline
  • February 1 - applicants will be notified of admissions decisions
  • Fall Semester - accepted students begin the minor

Current Application Cycle

The minor application is now open! Please deliver the completed application to Rachel Shah ( or MSB E168B) by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2017.

2017-18 Medical Sciences Minor Application (PDF)

Please contact Rachel Shah with any questions concerning admission to the minor. 


The Medical Sciences minor requires a total of eighteen (18) credits. At least fifteen (15) of those credits must be approved College of Medicine courses. The remaining credits may be approved College of Medicine courses or approved non-College of Medicine science courses. Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all minor courses.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the experiential courses offered (MEDS 3030, MEDS 3050MEDS 4042) as part of their required College of Medicine courses. Up to a maximum of six (6) credit hours of MEDS 3030, 4042, and/or 3050 will count toward the minor requirements.

Students in the minor are required to meet with the Medical Sciences Academic Advisor, Rachel Shah, before graduation to ensure successful completion of the minor.

Where Are They Now?

accepted to MD, DO, & MD/PhD programs:

  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Toledo
  • Wright State University

working in many fields, including:

  • Clinical research
  • Public health
  • Non-profit

accepted to dental programs:

  • Indiana University
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville

accepted to masters and doctoral programs:

  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Epidemiology (MPH)
  • Health Services Management (MPH)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Safety Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
Photo of Medical Sciences Minor Students with Faculty

Medical Sciences Contacts

Anil Menon, PhD
Program Director

Dave Wieczorek, PhD
Director of Major Admissions

Beth Shelton, MEd
Program Coordinator

Rachel Shah, MEd
Academic Advisor