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Office of the Executive Dean

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

An exciting time for the Heritage College

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Last spring, we celebrated the graduation of our largest class to date, including the first class of students to complete their studies at the Heritage College, Cleveland, and the second class to graduate from the Heritage College, Dublin. We are embarking upon the second year of our new Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum, which has revolutionized student learning. We are in the process of building a new state-of-the-art medical education facility on the Athens campus. Meanwhile, research and discoveries of our faculty and alumni are garnering national attention and saving countless lives. 

The unprecedented momentum that we are witnessing today was enabled by our historic $105 million Osteopathic Heritage Foundation gift. This award set us on a course of excellence, growth and service to Ohio, one that will propel us to the forefront of primary care medical education and medical research. I look forward to working with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and partners - old and new - as we continue this trajectory and bring our college to heights we cannot yet imagine.


Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., FAAO
Executive Dean, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine &
Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Ohio University

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Strategic Planning

Two women standing in front of a "Care Leads Here" poster

Care Leads Here

Since our beginning over 40 years ago, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has been guided by its founding idea: To train excellent osteopathic physicians who serve Ohio’s communities of greatest need, especially in primary care fields.

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Phillips Medal

Dr. Ted Wymyslo is awarded Phillips Medal of Honor

The Phillips Medal of Public Service

The Phillips Medal of Public Service is named for the late J. Wallace Phillips and Jody Galbreath Phillips, longtime friends of Ohio University, to recognize the men and women involved in health care, education and public service.



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    The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will begin in-person learning activities on all three campuses beginning July 7.
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    A longtime collaboration between Ohio University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) is helping step up the rate of testing for COVID-19 infections in the Latin American country. Assisting is the Center for Research in Health in Latin America (CISeAL), a joint venture between Ohio University and PUCE.
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  • Heritage College takes awards event online for 2020 grads

    More than 400 people attended the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s virtual graduate awards ceremony on Friday, May 8, as  college leaders, faculty, family and friends joined with members of the class of 2020, whose degrees were conferred on April 18.
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