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
'Hip Hop Dance Doc' Tyree Winters, D.O., to speak at 44th Heritage College commencementJanuary 24, 2023
Heritage College graduate and child advocate Tyree Winters, D.O., will be the speaker for the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 2023 Commencement, set for 10 a.m. May 13 at the Convocation Center in Athens.Read More
Faculty invited to discuss 1804 and Konneker Fund proposals by Feb. 15January 20, 2023
Faculty and staff are invited to have preliminary discussions by Feb. 15 about two funds aimed at bringing together collaborative ideas that cut across silos and can foster innovative program ideas.Read More
Ohio University researchers partner on study that reveals gaps in behavioral healthcare system for racial and ethnic minoritiesJanuary 19, 2023
To quantify the true level of disparity in Ohio, a landmark study is being conducted by a partnership among several institutions, including Ohio University.Read More