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ROSE Program

Students from the Rose Program

About the Program


**The ROSE application has been suspended for the 2018 application cycle.**

There are no plans to re-open the 2018 application. Second Year ROSE students will return this summer, but a new class will not be selected. 

If you have already submitted and paid for your application, you will be contacted immediately.  All incomplete/in-progress applications have been discontinued. 

The ROSE program is part internship, part early acceptance to medical school, and part mentorship program.

The purpose of the program is to provide high ability, intellectually curious Sophomore and Junior pre-medical undergraduate students opportunities to connect with University of Cincinnati College of Medicine faculty.

The program is called ROSE because ROSE students explore the field of medicine by actively participating in Research, Observation, Service and Education. Ideally, all four sets of experiences will have a common thread and students will become “junior experts” on a specific medical topic (disease, treatment, etc.).

In order to understand and appreciate the role of research in contemporary medicine, participants spend two consecutive summers at the University of Cincinnati working with current faculty and research staff who are a part of our Academic Health Center. Once matched with research faculty, ROSE students work closely with their mentors to design and implement a project. Research can be clinical, transitional, or bench.

The ROSE experience stretches beyond research. Participants will learn the steps to finding beneficial shadowing opportunities and may be placed in clinical observations if time permits, and will be asked to consider the role of community engagement in the medical professions by participating in service projects.

ROSE Webinars

The ROSE Program holds live webinar information sessions each fall. These webinars typically last 45-60 minutes and consist of a broad overview of the ROSE Program, what we look for in an applicant and how to apply.

The ROSE 2017 Webinar Series dates are listed below.

  • Wednesday, September 13th: 7-8:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, September 27th: 6-7:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, October 11th: 6-7:00 PM EST
  • Wednesday, November 22nd: 6-7:00 PM EST

NOTE: To attend a webinar, simply click on the link above to enter the session. The link will be active only on the day of the session immediately before the session begins.

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2017-18 Program Timeline

November 8, 2017 —Application opens

January 17, 2018 — Application closes at 5PM EST

February 19, 2018 — Invitations to interview sent via email by 6PM EST

February 27, 2018 & March 16, 2018 — Interviews * 
Read more about ROSE Program interviews

April 9, 2018 —Admissions decisions available via MedOneStop

*Students invited to interview will be assigned to one of these interview dates. Interviews are required and are in-person at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.