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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Director's Welcome

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Dear Students,

Thank you for your interest in the Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program! We have a simple and powerful philosophy that forms the core around which the program is built: To help our students find their passion, and bring out the very best in themselves.

We believe that a bright young person interested in a career in medicine or related health sciences can benefit most from an undergraduate program that provides a rich variety of hands-on experiences in a healthcare, service-learning, global health, or laboratory setting, combined with individual mentoring by medical school faculty, medical students/residents, and graduate students.

We are committed to attracting excellent students from across the nation and the world who come together on campus to form a community of scholars. We use a holistic application review process and consider "the whole person" in addition to their academic record and extracurricular credentials. Admission to the program is quite selective, but we strive to maintain personal contact with you and your family throughout the process.

I invite you to spend time exploring our website and relevant links to learn more about our programs. Of course, the best way to learn about UC and the College of Medicine is to experience it firsthand—please come see for yourself through one of our many campus visit programs.

Warm regards,

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Anil G. Menon, PhD
Program Director and Professor
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


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.

First-Year Admissions

Prospective students apply to UC through the university's Office of Undergraduate Admissions using The Common Application. Students and families can also schedule a campus visit including a general UC presentation, a walking tour of campus, and a Close-Up session with a representative from the Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program.

For more information about admissions criteria for the Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program- including for high school, transition, and transfer students- please review our holistic admissions process.

Please note, the deadline to apply to the Medical Sciences major is December 1.