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
Diabetes Institute hosts virtual research symposiumNovember 12, 2021The Diabetes Institute hosted its inaugural research symposium, Patient Care and Diabetes in Appalachian Ohio and Beyond, on Nov. 5-6, with more than 50 students, faculty and staff in attendance.Read More
Ohio University and Cleveland Clinic partner to train future primary care physiciansMay 10, 2021The first cohort of eight students to complete the Transformative Care Continuum, an accelerated medical school curriculum developed jointly by the Heritage College and Cleveland Clinic, received their degrees on Saturday.Read More
First Ohio University Early Assurance Program students to graduate medical schoolApril 20, 2021Amy Mehlman Strope and Rosemary Oaks are the first two students to graduate through our Early Assurance Program partnership with Ohio University.Read More