The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine was
established in 1819. It is part of the university’s Medical
Center, which also includes colleges of Pharmacy,
Nursing, and Health. Graduates choose careers in a
broad range of primary care and medical subspecialties.
Research opportunities for students are extensive and
the school receives NIH research funding.
4-year semitraditional. First year: Focuses on the normal structure, function, and development of the human
body, using an integrated systems approach to basic
and clinical science topics. It includes an introduction
to doctor/patient relationships and physical diagnosis
skills. Second year: Continues the integrated systems
approach focusing on the disease processes, prevention, and the further development of physical diagnosis
skills. Third year: Clerkships include 8-week rotations
each in internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, and surgery; a 6-week rotation in psychiatry; a
4-week rotation in family medicine; a 2-week rotation
in radiology; and 4 weeks of electives. Fourth year:
Requirements are an 8-week acting internship in internal medicine, a 4-week clinical neuroscience selective,
and 24 weeks of electives which must include a 4-week
internal medical elective, a 4-week outpatient elective,
and a 4-week Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
elective in an underserved rural or urban community in
Ohio. Portions of the elective time may be taken at
other U.S. medical centers or abroad.
Minority admissions: The school actively recruits
minority, disadvantaged, and other nontraditional
applicants. Other degree programs: Combined MDPhD program of any of the basic sciences and a 5-year
MD-MBA program are available.
All applicants should have the knowledge obtained in
premedical basic science courses and mathematics. In
addition, the undergraduate program should provide an
understanding of the social, cultural, and behavioral
factors that influence our society. Regardless of the area
of concentration, the applicant should have acquired
effective learning, communication, and problemsolving skills. A knowledge of the basic principles of
statistics and computer literacy are recommended. As
a state-supported university, priority will be given to
Ohio residents. Transfer and advanced standing:
Possible only into the third year.
Grades of Honors, High Pass, Pass, Remediate, or Fail
are used. Students must pass USMLE Step 1 before
advancement to the third year. Students must pass the
USMLE Step 2 before graduating.
Teaching: The majority of the school is housed in the
Medical Sciences Building. Clinical training takes
place at the University Hospital, Children’s Hospital
Medical Center, VA Medical Center, the Shriners
Burns Hospital, and ambulatory care sites. Other:
Three associated teaching hospitals are located within
a mile of the Medical Center. Library: The Health
Sciences Library holds more than 270,000 volumes and
3000 current journals and has over 100 computers for
student use. Each year the library conducts many training classes, covering medical literature, databases,
creating web sites, and web courses. Housing: A limited number of on-campus apartments are available for
single and married students.Avariety of proximate offcampus housing is available.