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***Due to high interest, the 2022 Medical Sciences Summer Institute will run twice this year.  June 20-30, 2022 (for those admitted to session 1) and July 5 -15, 2022 (for those admitted to session 2).  The program will run 12:30pm to 5:00pm each weekday except on the final day when it will run 9:30am to 1:30pm.

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 2021-22 school year 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: 2022 PROGRAM BROCHURE (please note the updated session dates in bold at the top of this page).

View the program video here: 2022 PROGRAM VIDEO (please note the updated session dates in bold at the top of this page).

QUESTIONS? Contact Us: (513) 558-9897 or

To Apply: Please start by emailing Shawn Adkins at with a copy of your resume along with a 2-3 paragraph 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. The resume should include your current high school GPA. 

The application deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  Please feel free to email Shawn with your questions about the program after the application deadline.


MSSI Class of 2019

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Medical Sciences 
Baccalaureate Program

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

Mail Location: 0552
Phone: 513-558-7650