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Jeannie Cummins
Program Manager
Phone: (513) 558-3102
Fax: (513) 558-5738
Campus Location
University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
Room 4261
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267
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Applying to the MS Program

Thank you for your interest in the master of science (MS) in physiology program.

The Application Portal for the 2015-2016 academic year IS NOW CLOSED.

To submit supporting documentation, Click on this link (to access the Graduate School page). Then click on "Application Status". When your supporting documents have been uploaded, please notify Jeannie Cummins by email.

We will then confirm by email that your application is complete and ready for review.

Your online application must be submitted by May 20, 2015. All supporting documents, including MCAT scores, must be received by June 1, 2015.

Note: Since scores from the new MCAT will not be available until June 16, only results from the current version of the MCAT will be accepted for valid completion of the application. However, if you have completed an application using current MCAT scores and subsequently receive MCAT scores in the new format, you may submit these new MCAT scores as an update for (re)consideration, after June 16. The final testing date for the current version of the MCAT was January 23.

All required documents may be uploaded with your online application or emailed to Jeannie Cummins. We do accept recommendations or committee letters via a letter service (i.e., Interfolio or from your committee advisor) if not uploaded by individual recommenders.  If you choose to send any required documents via US mail, please send to:

Jeannie Cummins, Program Manager
Molecular and Cellular Physiology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0576

Forwarding MCAT scores after completing your online application

If you apply before you have taken the MCAT or are submitting updated MCAT scores, send via email to Jeannie Cummins the following:

• 16-digit alpha numeric verification code (located on the official score report)
• Your AAMC ID #
Questions? Contact our Program Manager, Jeannie Cummins, Tel (513)558-3102.
Qualification of Applicants

Selection of candidates for acceptance into the master's program is based on overall undergraduate college performance, letters of recommendation from three individuals (a least two letters must be from university/college faculty), MCAT scores, résumé (CV), and a written personal statement from the applicant defining their interest in the program. Although applicants can use their personal statement from their medical school application, we encourage students to include a description of their goals for this program in terms how it will address perceived deficiencies in their overall application to medical school. Applicants usually have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and total MCAT score of at least 28. We request that students provide a science GPA as well as an overall GPA.

Our previous MS students have often suggested that applicants have experience in an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate Biochemistry course before applying to our program. There are two reasons for this suggestion: first, beginning in 2015 the MCAT will incorporate principles of biochemistry into the exam and second, major components of the M1 curriculum already assume a fundamental knowledge of the discipline.

Students accepted in our program generally fall into one or more of the following categories: 1) those who have a significant gap in time from when they were undergraduates; 2) those who did not emphasize biomedical sciences as an undergraduate; 3) those who have poor undergraduate GPAs that do not accurately reflect their academic potential; 4) those who were trained in undergraduate institutions that may not have an adequate reputation for their graduates to be admitted into medical school. For these groups of students, success in our master's program can provide a greater level of confidence to medical school admissions committees relating to the quality of the individual, separate from that of the undergraduate institution or from a checkered history of performance or commitment.

Questions? Please contact our Program Manager, Jeannie Cummins, Tel (513)558-3102.

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