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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 college's accreditation inspection

    The Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation has provided initial feedback from the virtual site inspection.
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  • HCOM celebrates 2021 Points of Pride

    Heritage College employees came together virtually on Oct. 19 to celebrate a year's worth of collective achievements. 
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  • A look back at Convocation

    Recordings of all three Convocation and White Coat ceremonies are now available for viewing. 
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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.



  • Diabetes Institute hosts virtual research symposium

    The Diabetes Institute hosted its inaugural research symposium, Patient Care and Diabetes in Appalachian Ohio and Beyond, on Nov. 5-6, with more than 50 students, faculty and staff in attendance.
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  • 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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