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Undergraduate Program in Medical Sciences

Bearcat mascot wearing a white lab coat and a stethascope is standing in the CARE/Crawley Atrium overlooking the Health Sciences Library


Are you interested in the Healthcare field? We prepare our students in the Medical Sciences Program for a variety of career paths as part of our undergraduate program. Some of the fields that our students pursue are:

Pre-Medicine (PreMed)
Pre-Physician Assistant (PA, MPAS)
Pre-Pharmacy (PrePharm)
Pre-Public Health (MPH)
Pre-Masters Health Administration (MHA)
Pre-MBA (Health Concentration) 
Pre-PhD (Biomedical Sciences)

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences can lead to a number of careers, including but not limited to: Physician/Surgeon, Physician Assistant, Optometrist, Dentist, Clinical Laboratory Research Technician, Psychiatrist, Teacher/Professor, Pharmacologist, Pharmacist, Occupational Therapist, Hospital Administrator, Anesthesiologist, Public Health Specialist, and Environmental Health Specialist. 

female student in white lab protective gear and gloves pipettes a substance into a test tube in a science lab

"I joined Medical Sciences for the incredible opportunities it provides for its students. Connections with medical school faculty, connections with local hospital officials, research/shadowing opportunities and the ability to take advanced medical courses truly sets Medical Sciences apart at the University of Cincinnati and makes it a program unlike any other. I feel that the program will allow me to excel academically while also building up my spirit and humanistic side, allowing me to become the best physician scientist that I can be, with a strong understanding of both the science behind medicine as well as the compassionate touch that is needed in the modern day medical world."

Kyle, class of 2019

female student wearing a MedSci tshirt facing away from the camera sits on a rock overlooking a valley beneath mountains and clouds in Peru

"I really enjoyed being in the Medical Sciences Minor because I was able to explore the field of medicine and experience the rigors of medical school coursework while I was still an undergraduate student. I received excellent mentorship from both medical students and faculty members, which is what drove me to be involved in the mentor program as a medical student. I am very thankful for all of the experiences I had throughout my time in the program. I highly recommend the program to anyone interested in a career in medicine or biomedical research."

Rachel, minor class of 2015, current MD student at UC