Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences

Dear Students,

Thank you for your interest in the Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences! We have a simple and powerful philosophy that forms the core around which the program is built: To help our students find their passion, and bring out the very best in themselves.

100% of Students Participate in Experiential Learning

We believe that a bright young person interested in a career in medicine or related health sciences can benefit most from an undergraduate program that provides a rich variety of hands-on experiences in a healthcare, service-learning, global health, or laboratory setting, combined with individual mentoring by medical school faculty, medical students/residents, and graduate students.

We offer both a Bachelor of Science (120 credits) and a minor (18 credits) in Medical Sciences. These are unique undergraduate programs because they are based in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (ranked the #3 pediatric hospital in the nation by US News and World Report), and taught by faculty at these institutions.

As a large public university in southern Ohio, the University of Cincinnati offers many attractions including a beautiful campus (ranked among the best in the nation by Forbes Magazine) a vibrant campus life, more than 500 student-led organizations, innumerable research and internship opportunities both on and off campus, and last but not least, the red hot Bearcats!

A Model for the Nation

As the College of Medicine opened its doors to the first cohort of Medical Sciences majors in August 2015, we also welcomed visitor Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In an interview about his visit to UC, Dr. Kirch expressed his enthusiasm for the Medical Sciences Program calling it "innovative" and "a model for the nation." You can read more about his visit and other cutting edge programs in the College of Medicine here

Join a Community of Scholars

We are committed to attracting excellent students from across the nation and the world who come together on campus to form a community of scholars. We use a holistic application review process and consider "the whole person" in addition to their academic record and extracurricular credentials. Admission to the program is quite selective, but we strive to maintain personal contact with you and your family throughout the process.

I invite you to spend time exploring our website and relevant links to learn more about our programs. Of course, the best way to learn about UC and the College of Medicine is to experience it firsthand—please come see for yourself through one of our many campus visit programs.

Warm regards,

Anil G Menon

Anil G. Menon, PhD
Program Director and Professor
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Anil Menon, PhD

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