Local 12: UC medical school applications skyrocket during pandemic

College of Medicine admissions office handles crush of applications and interviews

The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that medical school applications are up 18% nationally this year over last. However, that number is higher at the University of Cincinnati.

The UC College of Medicine is looking at an increase of 20%. That’s 6,000 people vying for 180 slots in the medical school. Local 12 spoke with Abbigail Tissot, PhD, an Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment at UC College of Medicine. She interviews many of the medical school applicants at UC.

"We are almost 50% of the way through the interviews,” Tissot told Local 12 News. “Typically we’d be done by now, but right now, we are two months behind.”

Listen to the entire interview with Abbigail Tissot, PhD.

Other media also covered the story at UC College of Medicine.


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