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HCOM Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson celebrates with a group of students after the 2014 Convocation ceremony

Office of the Executive Dean

Welcome to the Office of the Executive Dean

The executive dean is the chief administrative officer of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and is responsible for the college’s strategic direction and its partnerships with health care systems across the nation.

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  • Update on HCOM vaccination rates

    92 percent of Heritage College students and 93 percent of Heritage College employees have been fully vaccinated.
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  • Convocation & White Coat plans revised

    Updated plans will uphold college's public health commitments and safeguard educational continuity. 
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  • Welcome to a new academic year!

    Executive Dean Johnson expresses gratitude for the incredible work that brought us to this week's opening. 
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Care Leads Here

The Heritage College is where tomorrow's primary care physicians and specialists learn, grow and go forward. Trained to treat the whole patient. Ready to serve every population. And fully prepared to address the most pervasive medical needs of the state.



  • Ohio University and Cleveland Clinic partner to train future primary care physicians

    The first cohort of eight students to complete the Transformative Care Continuum, an accelerated medical school curriculum developed jointly by the Heritage College and Cleveland Clinic, received their degrees on Saturday. 
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  • First Ohio University Early Assurance Program students to graduate medical school

    Amy Mehlman Strope and Rosemary Oaks are the first two students to graduate through our Early Assurance Program partnership with Ohio University. 
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  • CHP provides important update on Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

    The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs will pause its COVID-19 vaccine clinics following this morning’s announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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