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Cleveland Aspiring Doctors Precollege Program

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on colleges and universities across the country, including the Heritage College. The Aspiring D.O.ctors Precollege Program is temporarily suspended until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation locally and in Ohio to determine when it is safe to resume programming. Thank you for your interest in the program.   

Cleveland Campus

About our program

The Heritage College’s Aspiring D.O.ctors Precollege Program is a comprehensive, 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 145 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 partners with Warrensville Heights High School, Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy and High Tech Academy through Cuyahoga Community College to deliver this program to selected high school students.

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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.

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

 

Program Highlights

  • FREE for participating students
  • Hands-on STEM curriculum
  • College readiness activities
  • Mentoring by medical students
  • Guest speakers from medical and health professions

CHECK OUT OUR 2020 COHORT 

CHECK OUT OUR 2019 COHORT

CHECK OUT OUR 2018 COHORT

CHECK OUT OUR 2017 SENIOR COHORT

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GOALS AND CURRICULUM

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

Samantha Baker
Assistant Director, Admissions & Outreach
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland
Phone: 216.295.7941
Email: bakers6@ohio.edu

Interested parents and students at partner schools should contact your school guidance counselor.

10th Grade

10th Graders

Informational Day

Spend a day at the Heritage College, Cleveland, learning more about medical school and osteopathic medicine by participating in hands-on clinical experiences. You will also have the opportunity to participate in college readiness activities, led by Heritage College staff.

ShaDOw Day - Optional for Seniors

OMM Demonstration

ShaDOw Day

Step into the shoes of a medical student and spend the day on campus learning alongside current Heritage College students. Attend a class, participate in clinical hands-on activities, eat lunch with faculty and staff, and learn more about medical school admissions.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

11th Grade

11th Graders

Throughout your junior year, you will visit the Cleveland campus four times, where you’ll have an opportunity to learn and practice clinical skills and techniques through interactive activities with our students, faculty and staff. As juniors, you will be paired up with a medical student buddy. On visit days, you and your buddy will have the opportunity to connect over lunch, giving you the perfect opportunity to listen, learn and be inspired.

3.0 GPA Requirement

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

12th Grade

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Expand on what you learned

Expanding on what you learned in the program during your junior year, the senior program is a yearlong experience that incorporates an up-close look at diagnostic, treatment and laboratory settings. You will also participate in career and college readiness activities that will support your transition into higher education.

3.0 GPA Requirement

SAMPLE SCHEDULE