Who We Are
Administrative oversight and support for preclinical and clinical curricula
The Office of Academic Affairs 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 -- Academic Affairs fosters a consistent learning environment for students and faculty, regardless of course, campus, or clinical training site.
Under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and with expertise in the areas of faculty development and curricular innovation, Academic Affairs also works closely with individual faculty and faculty-led curriculum steering committees to support transformative education and excellence in teaching.
Office of Preclinical Education
The Office of Preclinical 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 preclincal staff works closely with curriculum coordinators at each campus to ensure the curriculum is delivered with consistency and with excellence.
Office of Clinical Education
The Office of Clinical Education coordinates a rich learning experience across 12 primary clinical training sites. With administrators on each site, the Office of Clinical Education manages rotations and didactics scheduling for students during years 3 and 4.
Office of Faculty Development
The Office of Faculty Development provides educational resources and services to prepare the Heritage College faculty and CORE contingent for their educational roles. Our resources prepare student doctors 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 (LRC) to support its curricula by providing access to learning materials and tools needed by Heritage College students for their course work and by providing access to a current reference collection in the basic and clinical sciences. Materials can be checked out from a LRC by Heritage College students, faculty, and staff for overnight use.
Clinical and Community Experiences
The Clinical and Community Experiences (CCE) 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 (CTAC) 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 pre-clinical training, and each campus includes examination rooms outfitted with medical equipment to support this training.