Cleveland Aspiring Doctors Precollege Program

Cleveland Campus

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About our program

Aspiring Docs logo The Heritage College’s Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program is a comprehensive, three-year pipeline program targeting high school students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to foster their interest in pursuing careers in science and health. Students in the program visit the Cleveland campus each year starting in 10th grade to learn more about osteopathic medicine and other healthcare careers through participation in academic enrichment and hands-on learning activities. Lectures, hands-on clinical activities, case-based learning lessons and college/career readiness workshops will be delivered by the Heritage College, Cleveland, faculty, staff and medical students. The Cleveland campus has partnered with Warrensville Heights High School, John F. Kennedy PACT High School, John F. Kennedy EAGLE High School, Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy and  High Tech Academy through Cuyahoga Community College to deliver this program to selected high school students.

The Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program is generously supported by Community Connectors Grant Program (State of Ohio), St. Luke’s Foundation, the City of Warrensville Heights, and the Cyrus Eaton Foundation.
  • FREE for participating students

  • Hands-on STEM Curriculum

  • College Readiness Activities

  • Mentoring by medical students

  • Guest speakers from medical and health profession

  • Free informational sessions for parents


Learn more about our Goals and curriculum

See Our Students in Action:

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10th Grade- Part I

9th graders Informational Day

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


10th Grade- Part II

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.

2.5 GPA Requirment



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 opporunity to connect over lunch, giving you the perfect opportunity to listen, learn and be inspired!

3.0 GPA Requirement



12th Grade

12th graders with firefighters 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 upclose look at diagnostic, treatment and laboratory settings. You will also participate in career & college readiness activities that will support your transition into higher education.

3.0 GPA Requirement



Contact Us

For more information on the Cleveland Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program, contact:

Terra Ndubuizu
Senior Director, Campus Administration
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland
Phone: 216.295.7519

Samantha Baker
Assitant Director, Admissions & Outreach Coordinator
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland
Phone: 216.295.7941

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