Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Medical Student Admissions

Second Look

The Cincinnati Medicine community had a wonderful time welcoming its future members of the Class of 2021 at this year's Second Look event held on Friday, April 7th, 2017!  


Abbreviated Schedule

Some of the day’s activities included:

  • Interactive workshops run by esteemed and collaborative UCCOM faculty
  • Tours of our academic health center hospitals that make up one of the nation’s most consolidated academic health centers
  • Student panels who are eager to welcome you to their community
  • A Financial Aid overview of important dates, deadlines, and helpful tips
  • Understanding how Cincinnati Medicine will prepare you to be an outstanding clinician and leader in academic medicine
  • Learning about service opportunities (international and domestic) where you will be able to lend a helping hand and make a difference
  • Chatting with our alums about their experiences at Cincinnati Medicine and what it’s like to be a practicing physician post medical school
  • “Researching” our research and hearing about ways to tap into premier research at Cincinnati Medicine
  • Dining in style at one of Cincinnati’s most historic downtown venues followed by a casual mixer with current MedCats who are eager to welcome you into the student body

Planning to stay overnight?

See below for a list of popular Saturday morning brunch spots and things to do in the Queen City!



In 2007 Jean-Francois Flechet brought back a 120lb cast iron waffle maker from his native Belgium.  He began baking the waffles he grew up with at the back of a produce store in OTR’s historic Findlay Market.  The rest has become history.  This widely popular brunch spot has now grown to over five locations within our Queen City.  Tip: for the shortest wait, head to the newest location situated at The Banks located on the Ohio River and just south of the Downtown Central Business district


A popular brunch spot located in the heart of Clifton and within walking distance to the CoM - don’t be surprised to see some fellow MedCats brunching here too.  After all, this is the place to unwind after weekly exams! The food is just as cleverly named as it is tasty.


This popular downtown brunch spot was recently opened by the owners of Bakersfield, The Eagle and Krueger’s Tavern – all popular, and may we add, TASTY OTR restaurants that fill up quickly and stay busy until late into the night.  Billed as a “California upscale café”, Maplewood is a crowd pleaser that incorporates superfoods, grains, greens and antioxidant-rich foods throughout its menu selections.  Allow us to suggest the avocado Benedict or the quinoa cakes to please your pallet!


Born in Northern France, Jean-Robert began culinary training at age 16, learning and traveling across Europe and the United States. In 1993 Jean-Robert moved to Cincinnati when he became Chef de Cuisine at the legendary Maisonette, the longest running Mobil five-star restaurant in North America.  Jean-Robert then went on to open The French Crust Cafe, a little bit of Paris in the heart of Over-The-Rhine. French Crust Cafe serves french bistro inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu changes with the seasons to celebrate the local and seasonal ingredients found across the street at the historic Findlay Market.


A brunch spot born for the love of bees, Sleepy Bee is a gathering place that offers locally sourced sustenance – food that tastes, makes you feel, and is, good. In an environment that is embraces the beauty of its community, through its design and featured artistry.  Bee sure (see what we did there?) to check out the locally made honeycomb tiles on the walls while you enjoy a stack of fresh, fluffy bee cakes! Tip: for the closest location, head over to Oakley - you might even want to live there, MedCat!



Open year round, Krohn Conservatory is a nationally recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from all over the world.  Once you get your fill of Krohn’s annual Monarch Butterfly Show, taking place from now until June, hop over for some scenic city views at the edge of Eden Park.


The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is the second-oldest and ranked as the third best zoo in the nation. Stroll through the botanical gardens and catch Zoo Blooms this month (Zoo babies, next month!). Perhaps you’ll even get a chance to view Fiona, the new baby hippo that’s all the craze here in Cincinnati (seriously, follow her on Instagram – she may need to be the back-up mascot to our beloved Bearcat!).


At the heart of most metropolitan cities is a fountain, but are these fountains built on an old Indian mound?  And do they  pump five  hundred gallons of water every minute?  Well, probably the latter but definitely not the former.  Either way Cincinnati natives take advantage of  the beauty of Fountain Square and the fun activities that surround it each day.


Need a little down time after Second Look?  Take a relaxing stroll through the gardens, walkways and playgrounds of Smale Riverfront Park, the newest of Cincinnati’s top ranked parks. It's located downtown along the Ohio River.  Stop to play some life sized checkers or take a swing in the flying pig.


Are you an art lover?  Nestled in the heart of downtown, the name speaks for itself.  You won't be disappointed by the modern works of art... and the best part: admission to this Cincinnati activity is FREE!!!



Recently ranked as the best walking city in Ohio, Cincinnati’s walking tour hits many of the historical gems, local landmarks, and visitor highlights of Downtown Cincinnati. It also offers a great glimpse of the variety of Downtown architecture and our unique take on the urban form.


While this food tour may not hit the downtown hotspots such as Sotto, Salazar and Boca, recently highlighted on Yahoo Food, you’re still guaranteed to get some tasty treats.  Feel your tastebuds rejoice as you learn fun and historic facts about the Queen City.


Learn about Cincinnati’s hidden history on one of the Top Five Underground Tours in the U.S. (National Geographic, 2012). Enjoy a stroll through Over-the-Rhine, home to America’s largest set of historical landmarks. Visit buildings in the Gateway District that were home to over 130 saloons, bars and beer gardens, and theaters that hosted the iconic entertainers like Buffalo Bill Cody. Then, descend below the city streets to a hidden crypt where some of Cincinnati’s first residents were buried. Next return underground to explore newly discovered tunnels vital to Cincinnati’s brewery heritage.


Cincinnati is known for its German heritage (after all, we have the second largest Oktoberfest in the world outside of Munich), therefore it’s fitting that a city-wide brewery tour ranks among top activities to do within the city.  Find out why the Queen City ranks nationally as a Best City of Beer Drinkers (SmartAsset, 2016).


The Pedal Wagon is a 15 person, pedal powered, rolling party. You can reserve the entire Pedal Wagon, or just part of it. Choose from a variety of routes, on which you will share a memorable experience with friends, while uncovering Cincinnati’s rich history, and “best kept secret” local establishments on pub crawls, tours of the city’s historic districts and breweries, and more.

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