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Alumni Summary Data

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Alumni Practicing Areas

Alumni practicing in HRSA designated areas or not

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Alumni Specializations

Alumni Specializations 2018

 

Of all the Heritage College graduates from 1980-2019 (i.e., 3,926)...

  • 50% opted to pursue a career in General Primary Care* in the U.S.
  • 53% opted to pursue a career in General Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties** in the U.S.
  • 59% opted to practice in Ohio
  • 171 (4%) of all Heritage College graduates have retired or are otherwise non-practicing
  • 18 (<1%) of all Heritage College graduates are primarily working in a professional capacity other than medical practice (e.g., as a health care administrator)

Of all OU-HCOM graduates from 1980-2019 practicing as of February 24, 2020 (i.e., 2,958)…

  • 52% are practicing in General Primary Care* in the U.S.
  • 56% are practicing in General Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties** in the U.S.
  • 41% are practicing in a federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in the U.S.
  • 21% are practicing in General Primary Care in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P
  • 23% are practicing in General Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties** in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P
  • 59% are practicing in Ohio

Of all OU-HCOM graduates from 1980-2019 practicing in Ohio as of February 24, 2020 (i.e., 1,746)…

  • 55% are practicing in General Primary Care* in Ohio
  • 58% are practicing in Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties ** in Ohio
  • 32% are practicing in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in Ohio
  • 18% are practicing in Primary Care in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in Ohio
  • 18% are practicing in General Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties** in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in Ohio
  • 16% are practicing in an Ohio Governor’s Certified Shortage Areas for Purposes of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Program ***

Of the graduates from 1980-2019 in GME as of February 24, 2020 (i.e., 780)...

  • 46% are training in Primary Care
  • 46% are training in Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties**
  • 50% are training in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P
  • 23% are training in General Primary Care in a federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in the U.S.
  • 23% are training in General Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties** in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in the U.S.

Of the graduates from 1980-2019 in GME in Ohio as of February 24, 2020 (i.e., 499)...

  • 46% are training in General Primary Care* in Ohio
  • 46% are training in Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties ** in Ohio
  • 48% are training in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in Ohio
  • 22% are training Primary care in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in Ohio
  • 22% are training in General Primary Care & Primary Care Subspecialties** in a Federally designated HPSA or MUA/P in OH
  • 6% are training in an Ohio Governor’s Certified Shortage Areas for Purposes of Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
    Program ***

* General Primary Care = General Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, General Internal Medicine & General Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
**General Primary Care and Primary Care Subspecialties correspond to those used by the Robert Graham Center in the organization’s Med School Mapper (see the definition provided in the FAQ area). The following specialties are counted as Primary Care Subspecialties: Adolescent Medicine, Family Medicine, Family Practice, Geriatrics (Family Practice), Sports Medicine (Family Practice), General Practice, Adolescent Medicine (Internal Medicine), General Preventive Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine), Internal Medicine/Preventative Medicine, Sports Medicine (Internal Medicine), Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics, and Sports Medicine (Pediatrics).

*** Some Ohio Governor’s Certified Shortage Areas for Purposes of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Program overlap with Federally designated HPSAs or MUA/Ps

Summary: OU-HCOM produces a notable number of Osteopathic physicians who provide care and train in underserved areas nationally as well as in Ohio. Fifty nine percent (59%) of OU-HCOM graduates stay in Ohio and, of those, the majority opt for primary care.

Note:

• HPSA and MUA/P designations for the graduates’ information reported above were pulled in February 2020; these designations vary over time.

• Ohio Governor’s Certified Shortage Areas for Purposes of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Program, version was updated December 2019 and is available at: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/state-office-…

Last Data Update: 2.24.2020