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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Diabetes Awareness Month activities highlight efforts to combat this chronic conditionDecember 06, 2023
The Diabetes Institute in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine marked the month with special events that reflect a commitment to its mission to improve the lives of those affected by diabetes.Read More
Boosting access to vaccines in Athens County: Ohio University’s health programs alleviate barriersNovember 28, 2023
OHIO and Athens City-County Health Department are partnering to overcome a health challenge that has persisted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic: People just aren’t getting vaccinated.Read More