Academic Health Center

Academic Health Center


Four of the University of Cincinnati’s 14 colleges comprise what’s known as the UC Academic Health Center. The College of Allied Health ScienceCollege of Medicine, College of Nursing and the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy are dynamic centers of education and research and serve as the foundation for training exceptional patient care providers across a range of health fields and specialties.

The University of Cincinnati’s beginnings are rooted on its Academic Health Center campus with the 1819 founding of the Medical College of Ohio, known today as the UC College of Medicine. This long, rich history has laid the groundwork for the discoveries and innovations in education, research and patient care that continue today.

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The colleges of the Academic Health Center have a longstanding and close working relationship with several affiliates. These include Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children–Cincinnati, and UC Health, which includes University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the College of Medicine’s affiliated faculty group practice.