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Education in basic medical sciences prepares students to be competitive for admission to professional schools—including medicine, optometry, and dentistry—and graduate programs in the life sciences.

Welcome to a Community of Scholars

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine offers undergraduate education in the basic medical sciences to prepare students to be competitive for admission to professional schools—including medicine, optometry, and dentistry—and graduate programs in the life sciences.

Medical Sciences offers an ever-expanding catalog of courses in biochemistry, biomedical research, health and community service-learning, immunology, medical and molecular genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, statistics and experimental design, and other areas.


Are you interested in the Healthcare field? We prepare our students in the Medical Sciences Program for a variety of career paths as part of our undergraduate program. Some of the fields that our students pursue are:

Pre-Medicine (PreMed)
Pre-Physician Assistant (PA, MPAS)
Pre-Pharmacy (PrePharm)
Pre-Public Health (MPH)
Pre-Masters Health Administration (MHA)
Pre-MBA (Health Concentration)
Pre-PhD (Biomedical Sciences)

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences can lead to a number of careers, including but not limited to: Physician/Surgeon, Physician Assistant, Optometrist, Dentist, Clinical Laboratory Research Technician, Psychiatrist, Teacher/Professor, Pharmacologist, Pharmacist, Occupational Therapist, Hospital Administrator, Anesthesiologist, Public Health Specialist, and Environmental Health Specialist.

Experiential Learning

"I joined Medical Sciences for the incredible opportunities it provides for its students. Connections with medical school faculty, connections with local hospital officials, research/shadowing opportunities and the ability to take advanced medical courses truly sets Medical Sciences apart at the University of Cincinnati and makes it a program unlike any other. I feel that the program will allow me to excel academically while also building up my spirit and humanistic side, allowing me to become the best physician scientist that I can be, with a strong understanding of both the science behind medicine as well as the compassionate touch that is needed in the modern day medical world."

Kyle, class of 2019

Students Abroad

"I really enjoyed being in the Medical Sciences Minor because I was able to explore the field of medicine and experience the rigors of medical school coursework while I was still an undergraduate student. I received excellent mentorship from both medical students and faculty members, which is what drove me to be involved in the mentor program as a medical student. I am very thankful for all of the experiences I had throughout my time in the program. I highly recommend the program to anyone interested in a career in medicine or biomedical research."

Rachel, minor class of 2015, currently a 1st year resident in internal medicine, University of Chicago 

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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