The College of Medicine at University of Cincinnati

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

UCCOM requires the AMCAS application, an online secondary and letters of recommendation. Applicants are evaluated on a rolling basis for an interview and acceptance using a holistic evaluation of the applicants’ academic, extra-curricular activities, leadership and other personal qualities. Each applicant can obtain information about their progress in the admissions process on our Web site.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Aurora Bennett
Application fee $25
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
August 2 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date September 28
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.65
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.7 MCAT composite score
11.4 biological
10.7 physical sciences
10.2 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework N/A

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 8
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​med.​uc.​edu/​hs2md

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.4:1 – High
Full-time faculty 1,585
Part-time faculty 172
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 79
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 9
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,506
Part-time faculty in clinical program 163

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $199.4
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 633
Principal investigators (PIs) 422
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 656

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
The Christ Hospital
University Hospital
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The College of Medicine launched a new curriculum in the fall of 2011. The integrative curriculum includes first responder training and increased clinical interaction with patients during the first year and, an emphasis on evidenced based medicine, lifelong learning and a stimulating learning environment intended to create the undifferentiated MD. Refer to www.med.uc.edu for more information.

Medical School Ranking

#44 Best Research
#74 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#3 in Pediatrics

Research Ranking Scores

Score 49
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $199.4
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $125.83

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 55
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 33.5% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.65
MCAT composite score 10.7
Acceptance rate 9.7% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.4:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 657

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 657
In-state students 88.9%
Minority students 35.6%
Underrepresented minority students 9.1%
International students 0.0%
Non-traditional students 47.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Dr. Daniel Burr
Financial aid phone (513) 558-6797

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $31,935 (in-state)
Full-time: $49,065 (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,953
Room and board $19,937
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $157,398

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 87%
Students receiving loans 85%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 40%
Students receiving work study 2%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine orthopaedic surgery
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
neurology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 33.5% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 45.0%