Today is Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020

Office of Medical Student Admissionsand Special Programs

MedCat Orientation

Congratulations, Future MedCats, and Welcome to Cincinnati Medicine’s Class of 2024!

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 #MedCat2024 Orientation.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reimagining the format of this year’s MedCat Orientation and White Coat Ceremony.  Continue to check back to this site for the latest and greatest updates!  Until then, the following information should help guide you in making your fall plans:


  • The mandatory MedCat Orientation program will begin Monday, August 3rd and go through Friday, August 7th 2020.
  • (Mandatory) Small group, in-person sessions will begin Monday, August 3rd so it is important to be physically settled in Cincinnati prior to that date.
  • In compliance with COVID-19 precautions, your schedule will be staggered to allow for you to complete the required in-person sessions (and meet your classmates) and also view some virtual sessions from home.
  • The official MedCat Orientation schedule will be shared with you in the week leading up to August 3rd.


  • White Coat Ceremony: As we re-imagine your White Coat Ceremony, the CastleBranch portal requirement to request White Coat tickets has been canceled. 
    • As soon as a new White Coat Ceremony has been planned, you will be notified by email (and your SOL).  Until then, please know that Cincinnati Medicine’s leadership are advancing plans to ensure that you have a robust and memorable White Coat experience!
  • Parking Permits: The parking permit requirement has also been removed from your Castlebranch portal due to COVID-19 changes.  Below is the most up-to-date information: 
  • 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 hard at work, devising a plan to create as many opportunities (both for virtual and in-person small groups) so that you can meet one another beginning this summer and leading into Orientation Week!  You’ll hear from them beginning the week of 6/8/20.
  • 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 click here to view the flyer.


Meet Your Fellow MedCats!

Orientation Collage PNG

MedCat Orientation Student Organization Fair

Over 70 student organizations are eager to meet you upon your arrival to Cincinnati Medicine!  Getting involved in the MedCat community, especially in order to serve other communities, is so very important.  Your Medical Student Association (MSA) is in the process of identifying the best way for you to interact with and learn about the variety of student groups that you will encounter as a first year student!  Stay tuned for more details and in the meantime, check out a brief synopsis of some of our most involved student groups below!

Student Organization Fair

  • Student Organizations