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Cleveland Aspiring Doctors Precollege Program

The Heritage College’s Aspiring D.O.ctors Precollege Program is a comprehensive, two year STEM-based pipeline program targeting high school students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to foster their interest in pursuing careers in science and health care. Since its inception in 2016, the Aspiring D.O.ctors program has cultivated a pipeline of more than 445 talented students from surrounding communities through participation in academic enrichment and hands-on learning activities. The main objective of the program is to inspire these young minds to embrace a variety of disciplines as keys to success and to foster skills that will help them become lifelong learners. The Cleveland campus currently partners with Warrensville Heights High School and John F. Kennedy High School to deliver this program to selected high school juniors and seniors.
 

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Program Goals

  • Increase students' understanding of health/medical careers and stimulate lifelong interest in education (particularly science/math).
  • Broaden students' exposure to science, math, and the college admissions process.
  • Provide students with knowledge, experiences, and tools they need to graduate from high school, apply to college and obtain future employment.
  • Assist students in developing a support system of academic and career mentors and advisors to assist them in career choices.
  • Provide students with close interaction and team-building activities with peers from other high schools (precursor to college experience).
  • Build the pipeline for future physicians and health care workers in Cleveland/Northeast Ohio.

Program Highlights

  • FREE for participating students
  • Hands-on STEM curriculum
  • College readiness activities
  • Mentoring by medical students
  • Guest speakers from medical and health profession
  • Two-year longitudinal program

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General Program Information Learn More About the Junior Year Learn More About the Senior Year

 

The Aspiring D.O.ctors Precollege Program is generously supported by the Char and Chuck Fowler Foundation, the City of Warrensville Heights, and the Cyrus Eaton Foundation 

Contact Us

For more information on the Cleveland Aspiring D.O.ctors Precollege Program, contact:

Terra Ndubuizu
Senior Director, Campus Administration
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland
Phone: 216.295.7519
Email: ndubuizu@ohio.edu

Bre Koch
Assistant Director, Admissions & Outreach
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland
Phone: 216.295.7941
Email: kochb1@ohio.edu

Brittany Shatteen
Program Coordinator, Aspiring D.O.ctors Precollege Program
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland
Phone: 216.295.7520
Email: shatteen@ohio.edu

 

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INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine awarded Aspiring D.O.ctors an "Inspiring Programs in STEM Award" for 2018. This award honors colleges and universities that encourage and help students from underrepresented groups to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.