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What makes the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Athens a great place to study medicine?
Athens Campus Experience
Begin Where It All Began
Picture the ideal university campus. Shaded pathways, lush greens, red brick, and a $65 million academic facility — Heritage Hall — that opened for classes in 2021. At the Heritage College Athens, you'll learn and train in this inspiring setting, alongside students and faculty from around the world, while addressing the needs of neighboring rural communities. You'll also experience the advantages that come with being on the campus of a major university — world-class facilities and ever-growing research laboratories, abundant interprofessional and service opportunities, and numerous extracurricular and academic activities.
Caring For Our Neighbors
The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation gift that gave our college its name also led to the expansion of the Heritage Community Clinic. Staffed by our faculty physicians, it's open to southeastern Ohio residents who need care the most, and provides free and low-cost health screenings, immunizations, diabetes treatment and other specialty care.
Each year our students log more than 4,500 volunteer hours at local schools, clinics, nursing homes and other community sites throughout the region, gaining firsthand insight into primary care, and experiencing the difference they can make in the lives of individuals and across whole communities.
Link Up From Anywhere
Our campus sites are spread across Ohio, but here, your learning environment isn't defined by distance or location. With our interactive videoconferencing system, you can study with world-renowned physicians, participate in lectures across the state, access the resources of affiliate health care systems and connect to your fellow students in Dublin and Cleveland.
Visit the Heritage College, Athens
Experience life in a quintessential college town, explore the campus and meet other students during a campus visit hosted to help you and your family discover life at the Heritage College, Athens.
Experience Life In Athens
At the Heritage College, Athens, we offer an abundance of interprofessional and service opportunities, and a diverse range of extracurricular and academic activites, all as part of a community that's rich in culture.
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens
191 W Union St.
Athens, OH 45701
September 26, 2022During the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Body Donor Memorial Service, friends and family said a desire to help others was the driving force behind why their loved ones gifted their bodies to science.Read More
"Rethinking Poverty" workshop helps instill empathy in new class of medical studentsSeptember 6, 2022Incoming medical students participated in an interactive workshop designed to build awareness and provoke discussion about social determinants of health and the implications of living in under-resourced communities.Read More
Summer Scholars provides students a unique start to medical schoolJuly 15, 2022Where medical school starts is not the same for everyone. For some at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, it begins with a program called Summer Scholars. This summer, 24 students joined Heritage College faculty, professors and current students in Athens, Ohio to be immersed in a five-week, rigorous, hands-on program similar to what first-year medical students experience.Read More