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Pre-Medical Pathways

The University of Cincinnati is a great place to prepare for medical school because we are a top 25 comprehensive public research institution with a vibrant medical school, we offer multiple pathways and we stress experiential learning opportunities. Indeed, students have the opportunity to build the pathway that is just right for their specific goals and interests!

There is no single path that will best prepare you for applying to medical school. In fact, any major can serve as 'pre-med.' Since you will have to take key courses in math and science to prepare you for medical school admissions, the following majors, certificates, and minors are among the most popular degree programs selected by pre-med students at UC. 

Students who are Underrepresented in healthcare are also encouraged to explore healthcare  programs such as Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), Health Career Connection, Diversity Student Summer Research Opportunity Program, and many more. Visit our Experiences & Opportunities/Programs for Underrepresented Groups in Healthcare webpage for more opportunities.

All students are encouraged to start working early with an advisor from the Pre-Professional Advising Center. We will help you design the most appropriate pathway to your goals. 

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