Office of Medical Education
Who We Are
Administrative oversight and support for preclinical and clinical curricula
The Office of Medical Education provides administrative oversight to optimize student success in learning throughout the first four years of medical school. By centralizing the fundamental tasks required to effectively deliver a curriculum -- from didactics and rotation scheduling to course evaluations management to learning management software administration -- Medical Education fosters a consistent learning environment for students and faculty, regardless of course, campus or clinical training site.
Under the leadership of the senior associate dean for medical education and with expertise in the areas of faculty development and curricular innovation, Medical Education also works closely with individual faculty and faculty-led curriculum steering committees to support transformative education and excellence in teaching.
The Preclinical Education unit of the Office of Medical Education manages the full lifecycle of academic activities in years 1 and 2 of the curriculum, from scheduling to curriculum materials distribution to assessment and evaluation. The preclinical staff works closely with curriculum coordinators at each campus to ensure the curriculum is delivered with consistency and with excellence.
The Clinical Education unit of the Office of Medical Education coordinates a rich learning experience across 12 primary clinical training sites. With administrators on each site, Clinical Education manages rotations and didactics scheduling for students during years 3 and 4.
The Faculty Development unit of the Office of Medical Education provides educational resources and services to prepare the Heritage College faculty and GME contingent for their educational roles. Our resources prepare medical students and physicians by facilitating their learning of knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant for their setting and status.
Learning Resource Center
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine campuses maintain a Learning Resource Center to support its curricula by providing access to learning materials and tools needed by Heritage College students for their coursework and by providing access to a current reference collection in the basic and clinical sciences. Materials can be checked out from an LRC by Heritage College students, faculty and staff for overnight use.
Clinical and Community Experiences
The Clinical and Community Experiences program links students with physicians and other health care providers during the first two years of medical school, with an emphasis on primary care. This early clinical contact prepares students for clinical rotation by integrating basic science fundamentals and clinical skills.
Clinical Training and Assessment Center
Clinical Training and Assessment Center staff manage a training and assessment area that affords students a place to enhance their clinical skills in a safe and supportive environment. Simulated experiences, including a standardized patient program, are a core function of preclinical training, and each campus includes examination rooms outfitted with medical equipment to support this training.
September 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
Murphy and Culver named interim department chairsJuly 13, 2022Erin Murphy, Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Andrew Culver, D.O. ('99), has assumed the role of interim chair of the Department of Specialty Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.Read More