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Medical Student Admissions

NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: The following COVID-19-related changes have been made to our process for the 2021 application cycle

  1. Invitations to complete a Secondary Application will begin two weeks later than usual due to the delayed transmission of your application materials by AMCAS (ie, beginning 7/15 through 11/1)
  2. Early Decision Program deadline is extended by two weeks (ie, 8/14 rather than 8/1)
  3. Interviews will be delayed by two weeks (ie, begin Sept 2020 rather than August 2020)
  4. Interviews will be conducted virtually (rather than as on-site/in-person interviews)
  5. The interview season will be extended through February 2021 (ie, usually ends in January)

Early Decision Program (EDP)

In an effort to attract high achieving students who have a compelling reason to want to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, the College offers the opportunity for students to apply through an Early Decision Program (EDP) within the AMCAS

Competitive EDP candidates for the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine would demonstrate the following features:

  • Significant medical exploration
  • Cumulative Undergraduate GPA > 3.60
  • Cumulative BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Math) GPA > 3.5
  • MCAT Score (combined) > 512 or 88th percentile
  • Wide variety of service and extracurricular activities
  • Compelling reason for pursuing a career in medicine
  • Strong recommendations from mentors/educators/preceptors

EDP applicants will either be accepted into the incoming class or deferred to the regular application pool for further consideration.

EDP Timeline

By August 15 Submit AMCAS application
By August 14 Submit additional materials including:
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • MCAT Score(s)
  • University of Cincinnati Online Secondary Application
September Interviews of selected candidates
By September 30 EDP applicants notified of admissions decisions