During this global health crisis, we remain committed to providing the best instruction possible for our medical students while ensuring the continued health and safety of everyone associated with our college. Students, faculty and staff can access information and updates on measures we’re taking at the links below. (OHIO ID required; installation of Microsoft Teams is suggested before using links.)
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Care Leads Here
At the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, care is at the heart of who we are. With a commitment to collaboration and a focus on osteopathic medicine, we train future primary care physicians and specialists to treat the whole patient, immersing them in osteopathic philosophy and practice from their very first days. Our approach to medicine and patient care emphasizes physician-patient relationships; prioritizes prevention and wellness; and considers a patient’s environment, beliefs, and values in their diagnosis, treatment, and care. Ultimately, we’re transforming how the next generation of health care leaders learn and how they deliver care to diverse patient populations.
Changing What it Means to Lead
EducationWhether you pursue our D.O. program or go for a dual-degree, at the Heritage College, you’ll find yourself immersed in a comprehensive, clinically oriented curriculum – one marked by intense experiential learning and a sharp focus on patient care.
ResearchWorking alongside our faculty, students have the opportunity to explore research in biomedical sciences, community-based issues, health policy, osteopathic medicine and many other health-related areas.
Community HealthWe're both driven and defined by a commitment to serving the underserved. From rural Appalachia to the inner city and the spaces between, we deliver care where it's needed most.
for Class of 2021
Institutional and external scholarship funding granted 2019-2020
Students supported through institutional scholarship programs 2019-2020
2021 graduates who matched in primary care
Inclusion and Diversity
The Heritage College is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning community. Our Office of Inclusion works to nurture this culture on all three campuses through unique programs and resources for students, faculty and staff.
New Athens Medical Education Building
We worked with Ohio University to complete a new $65 million academic home for our Athens campus that will anchor the university’s future Union Street green. Our state-of-the-art Heritage Hall is reshaping how we work, learn and connect with our community.
One college. Many Campuses
Shaub to serve as interim Athens campus deanMay 20, 2022Tracy Shaub, D.O. ('92), the former Department of Primary Care chair, has been selected to serve as interim dean of the Athens campus.Read More
Gwilym selected as interim Department of Primary Care chairMay 20, 2022Jennifer Gwilym, D.O. ('03), recently was selected for two new leadership roles - one outside the college and the other as as interim chair for the Department of Primary Care.Read More
Heritage College holds in-person awards event for 2022 gradsMay 7, 2022For the first time in two years, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine held its commencement awards ceremony in person.Read More