The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, located in the heart of the city just east of the university’s uptown campus, has a distinguished reputation for training prominent health care professionals and providing leading-edge research. Because of its excellence in education, patient care and research, students, researchers, physicians and patients travel from all over the world to take advantage of its many opportunities. Established in 1819, the College of Medicine is considered the oldest medical college west of the Allegheny Mountains. It boasts an exceptional list of alumni and current and past faculty who have made considerable contributions to medicine and the medical sciences. The College of Medicine is committed to providing a curriculum which offers diverse learning opportunities. Students develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practice medicine. The curriculum has been carefully structured to balance subject-specific courses, integrated content blocks and clinical experiences.
Through collaboration and innovation, our vision is to be the leader in improving the health of our local and global community. Our mission is to improve health for all through:
- Personalized care embracing best clinical practices
- Innovative interdisciplinary research
- Premier clinical and scientific training
- Creative community partnerships
The average medical student graduates with more than $168,000 in student debt — an amount that can take decades to pay off and can adversely affect a young graduate's career choices. Currently, the College of Medicine can provide scholarships to just 16 percent of all students — a percentage we wish to increase.
By designating your gift to College of Medicine scholarships, you help alleviate our students' debt burden and help the College of Medicine attract top medical students.
University of Cincinnati Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute
The UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute is one of three institutes within the UC Health network, where expert physicians come together with researchers from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine to make true breakthroughs in medicine.
In the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary research and care, the institute is nationally known for discoveries and contributions – but most importantly for translating insights into real treatments that help patients every day.
University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute
The UC Cancer Institute combines the best of the university's research and faculty with UC Health’s excellent clinical programs so innovative, cutting edge research informs multi-disciplinary care. UC faculty engages in research across the entire spectrum, starting with basic laboratory research to high-throughput screening for drug targets and first-in-human clinical trials. Patients benefit from this bench-to-bedside approach that sets the UC Cancer Institute apart from any other medical provider in the region.
Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center
Diabetes affects more than 120,000 people in Greater Cincinnati, many of whom do not receive the treatment they so desperately need. This impacts our community’s health status, reduces productivity and drives up the cost of health care.
The Cincinnati Diabetes Obesity Center combines internationally renowned programs in education, research and clinical care at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Medical Center to address one of the most pressing health care issues of our time.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, certified diabetes educators and ophthalmologic and podiatric specialists at UC Health and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center provide a continuum of care for children and adults with diabetes and other metabolic and endocrine disorders.
Clinicians are focused on using evidence-based medicine to better manage diabetes and related health complications and work alongside research scientists to translate new discoveries into better patient care.
University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute
The University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute (UGCNI) is a leading treatment, research and teaching center for complex neurological conditions that includes more than 100 faculty members from 15 clinical specialties.
Based at the College of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, UCGNI physicians and researchers have achieved national benchmarks in the collaborative treatment and investigation of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysms, brain and spinal cord trauma, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors, seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders, mood disorders and neuromuscular disorders.
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Affairs