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Dublin Student Life

Dublin Campus


    Student Organizations

    We are committed to offering organizations that maintain an active involvement on our campus and promote the values of osteopathic medicine on the national level.


    Medical Academy

    The expansion of the Heritage College into central Ohio created opportunities to enhance community engagement, seed excitement in the next generation and cultivate the pipeline of health care professionals in the region. Focused on reimagining educational approaches to careers in health care, the Medical Academy fosters learning across the educational continuum, enabling career exploration and professional growth and providing opportunities for leadership through service learning. The Medical Academy is designed as a yearlong career exploration program that begins with a four-day summer camp followed by enrichment activities held quarterly in the academic year that follows. The four-day camp and subsequent activities are held on Ohio University's Dublin campus, home to the latest learning technologies, clinical simulation center, high-tech clinical examination rooms and anatomy laboratory. Program activities include classroom instruction, team-based projects, hands-on clinical experiences and work with health professionals. By design, participants have the opportunity to work directly with current medical and health professional students and clinicians during their campus visits.


    Medical Student for a Day

    Through collaboration and coordination with the Dublin-based student members and advisors of the Student National Medical Association, Columbus City School students are annually invited to campus to participate in a half-day session focused on the introduction and exploration of the osteopathic medical student learning environment of the Heritage College, Dublin. Students participate in a variety of clinical training stations interwoven by a developed patient case study as facilitated by several Heritage College students. Participants are able to develop their understanding of medical education, career exploration and the principles of osteopathic medicine through the interactive experiences.


    Bobcat Care Fair

    Through the combined efforts of Dublin’s pediatrics and family medicine organizations, students, staff and faculty advisors annually assemble a Bobcat Care Fair promoting health and wellness, open to area community members and families. The Bobcat Care Fair features stations focused on safety, first aid, hygiene, fitness, nutrition and overall wellness in a fun and engaging approach to medical education.


    College of Health Sciences and Professions Physician Assistant Practice Program

    On the Dublin campus, Heritage College students have the unique opportunity to engage and interact with peers from OHIO's College of Health Sciences and Professions Physician Assistant Practice program based in the Dublin Integrated Education Center on site.

Recreation Opportunities


    Fitness Centers

    On campus, students can benefit from two exercise (gym) spaces located within the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Anatomy Laboratory. Each space offers a variety of free weights, treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines.

    Heritage College students on the Dublin campus additionally have an opportunity with a supplied annual membership at the Dublin Community Recreation Center, located minutes from the Dublin campus. The Dublin Community Recreation Center is a 110,000-square-foot facility with a fully equipped fitness area, jogging/walking track, pool and more community offerings.


    Organized Sports

    • Softball – Summer
    • Volleyball – Fall
    • Soccer (Coed) – Fall and Spring
    • Basketball – Fall and Spring

    Please work with the Dublin dean’s office to initiate a new team request or to identify current team leads.


    Class Competitions

    • Annual Year 1 vs. Year 2 Volleyball Match
    • Annual Year 1 vs. Year 2 Flag Football
    • Student Table Tennis Competition

    Please work with the Dublin student affairs office and class officers to coordinate an upcoming event.

Community Outreach

  • TOUCH Participation

    Students at the Heritage College, Dublin, have the opportunity to participate in the Translating Osteopathic Understanding to Community Health program, logging community and volunteer service hours throughout the academic year. The T.O.U.C.H. program is organized through the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents.

  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week

    Through campus programming and extended social media promotion, the Heritage College, Dublin, annually celebrates National Osteopathic Medicine Week. Dublin-based student organizations participate in community outreach throughout the week in recognition.

  • PreDoc (Pre Doctor Osteopathic Medicine Community)

    PreDOC is an undergraduate engagement program with the purpose of actively educating central Ohio undergraduates about osteopathic medicine and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. PreDOC meets every month during the academic calendar year. Session topics consist of activities and discussions related to osteopathic medicine, the Heritage College, leadership and community service, as well as MCAT and application preparation. Each PreDOC session offers undergraduate students the chance to engage with members of the Heritage College, the Dublin campus and the osteopathic medicine community, including current Heritage College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Ultimately, our college goal for PreDOC is to create a close-knit community of undergraduate students who are informed, inspired and excited about practicing osteopathic medicine and who feel closely connected to Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, our mission and our culture.

  • Community Events

    With the Heritage College’s presence in central Ohio, students draw connection to the arts, entertainment, culture and community engagement opportunities that surround the campus within the City of Dublin(opens in a new window) and Greater Columbus(opens in a new window). Students have additionally taken part in community offerings of Worthington(opens in a new window)German Village(opens in a new window) and the Short North(opens in a new window).

    Within the City of Dublin exists the developed and growing Bridge Street District(opens in a new window). As described by the city, the Bridge Street District is Dublin's commitment to the future, offering a wide range of entertainment, dining, retail, parks, recreation and housing opportunities for a young and diverse workforce.

    Special events in Dublin range from the Dublin Irish Festival to the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Golf Tournament. Dublin's recreational programs and extensive parkland make it rich in both green space and leisure time activities.

Health and Wellness for Students

In case of illness or injury, please visit the OhioHealth website to find a hospital near you.

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