Congratulations, Future MedCats & Welcome to Cincinnati Medicine’s Class of 2025!
Your medical school Orientation marks the start of one of the most exciting and demanding times of your educational career. To help make this process as smooth as possible, please read-on to learn about our MedCat Orientation program.
- The mandatory MedCat Orientation program will begin Monday, August 2nd and go through Friday, August 6th 2021.
- The official MedCat Orientation schedule, as well as instructions for accessing your MedCat Orientation website, will be sent to your UC email as we get closer to Orientation.
White Coat Ceremony: The White Coat Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 6th, 2021. Please note: this ceremony will now take place at Cincinnati's Music Hall (1241 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202), rather than the Aronoff Center as was previously planned.
FALL SEMESTER PARKING PASSES (8/2/2021-12/31/2021):
Parking permits for the UC College of Medicine's Eden Garage are purchased each semester through the UC Office of Parking Services website. Permits for Fall 2021 will go on sale 7/1/2021 and will include orientation parking. Once purchased, your student ID (aka, "Bearcat Card") will be used to enter/exit parking. You will receive your student ID on the Monday of Orientation week during one of our Orientation sessions.
Student Orientation Leaders (SOLs): We recognize that social distancing provides unique challenges as you start to build connections with your fellow classmates. Please know that your SOLs are eager to meet you (both for virtual and in-person small groups) and look forward to being part of your Orientation experience! You’ll hear from them in early June.
Stethoscope Sale: Cincinnati Medicine’s AMSA chapter offers an annual stethoscope sale to help you obtain your required equipment while also supporting your classmates. You are not required to purchase through this sale, but if you do your equipment will be here waiting for you by Orientation week. Please view this information within your CastleBranch portal.
MedCat Orientation Student Organization Fair
You'll have the opportunity to talk with our student organizations during Orientation week, as part of a fair sponsored by your Medical Student Association (MSA). Scroll down to the bottom of this page where you'll find a list of the organizations that were in attendance for past MedCat Orientations. As the list of student organizations continues to grow, we expect to add even more for the upcoming year!
MedCat Student Organizations