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.
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
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.
Partnerships That Deliver
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Ohio University and the City of Dublin partner to bring health-centered conversations to communitySeptember 21, 2023
Ohio University and the City of Dublin are partnering on a new health-related speaker series aimed at bringing relevant topics regarding health that can benefit the surrounding community.Read More
Ohio University enrollment grows with another record-breaking incoming classSeptember 13, 2023
Ohio University enrollment climbed in Fall 2023 with a record-setting first-year class in Athens, growth in incoming regional campus and online students, and a remarkable climb in student retention.Read More
'Your generation can change this': Heritage College Convocation speaker asks Class of 2027 to end mental health stigmaAugust 21, 2023
Be an example of wellness and end the stigma around mental health, keynote speaker Lori Criss told the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2027 during the college’s 2023 Convocation and White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 18.Read More