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***The Medical Sciences Summer Institute will run three individual week-long (full-day) sessions in 2023.  Each session in 2023 will run 5 full days (instead of 9 half days over two weeks as done last year).  Upon applying, students will rank their preference for the week they hope to attend.  Option 1 is June 12-16, Option 2 is June 19-23, and Option 3 is June 26-30.  The program will run 9:30am to 3:00pm each weekday.  The cost of the program is $1000.

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has created a summer workshop (“Hands on Laboratory Medical Research”) for those who are sophomores and juniors in high school during the 2022-23 school year, and are at least 15 years old, interested in careers in medicine, or other healthcare related fields, and wish to gain some experience in medical research in a state-of-the art laboratory. Students will learn to formulate hypotheses, design experiments, analyze data and communicate their conclusions at a research symposium at the end of the course.

You'll learn about...

Research Laboratory Basics & Instrumentation20190724_112958 (2)

Microbiology, Inflammation & Infectious Disease

Recombinant DNA

Protein Biochemistry

Cell Biology & Gene Expression

View/Download the program brochure here: MSSI 2023 BROCHURE

View the general overview video here: GENERAL OVERVIEW VIDEO 

View the video on the curriculum of the program here: PROGRAM CURRICULUM VIDEO

QUESTIONS? Contact Us: (513) 558-7650 or

To Apply: Please email Shawn Adkins at with a 1 page synopsis of your academic history and leadership/extra-curricular activities (similar to a resume) along with a 1 page personal statement on: 1) why you feel this program will benefit you and 2) any background/prior related experience that would help make you a great fit for the program. It is not required you have prior research experience. Please be sure to include your current high school GPA, date of birth and class year (i.e. 2024 for current high school juniors or 2025 for current high school sophomores).  Remember, you must be at least 15 years old.  Finally, please rank in order which week you hope to attend from the weeks in June listed above.

The application deadline is Monday, March 20, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time (sorry, no exceptions).  Please feel free to email Shawn with your questions about the program after the application deadline.


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Baccalaureate Program

Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Mail Location: 0552
Phone: 513-558-7650