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ROSE Program

Requirements in order to apply:

1) Resident of OH, KY, or reciprocity & metropolitan counties in IN* 

2) Sophomore or Junior undergraduate 

3) Must have taken:one year of chemistry with lab, one year of biology with lab, & one semester of organic chemistry with lab


How to Apply

Application Process

The following steps must be completed by January 17, 2018 at 5PM EST in order to be considered for the ROSE Program:

  1. Submit the Online ROSE Program Application including $30 application fee.

    • To create an application, visit the Application Portal.
      • To log-in to your application in-progress, visit the Application Self-Service Page.


    1. The following must be uploaded directly to the ROSE Program Application Portal:
      • Two Letters of Recommendation
        • We will only accept TWO Letters of Recommendation.
        • Letters must be uploaded by the Letter Writer.
      • Copy of permanent US resident card (if you are a foreign applicant; includes Canada).  

    2. School officials must send an official transcript through their electronic transcript system using the email address

      If the school does not utilize an electronic transcript system, please have the Registrar send an official transcript to the following address:

                           University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
                           ATTN: ROSE Program
                           231 Albert Sabin Way

                           PO BOX 670552
                           Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

    To check the status of your transcript, please visit your Application Status Page.
    Transcripts will be uploaded to your application within 1 week after they are received and processed. 

    After receiving your transcript, we are unable to upload an updated one to your application. 

    *You must be a United States citizen or permanent resident (with permanent residency visa). Therefore, a copy of a permanent residency visa is required at time of application. Please send a copy to We cannot consider your application complete until we receive this. 

    Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Admissions Committee and will ultimately disqualify you from consideration for admission into the ROSE program. Before submitting your application packet, please ensure that all documents (including forms) are included. 

    Please check your status (updated weekly) to verify when your application packet has been received by the College of Medicine. Allow up to 2 weeks for processing. 

    All applicants’ statuses will be updated on the application status page as admissions decisions are made.

    Students in lab.

    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.