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Ohio Women in Medicine - Cleveland

Student Organizations Cleveland

Our Mission

When the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) Cleveland Campus opened in 2015, one of the founding clubs was Ohio Women in Medicine (OWIM) Cleveland. This organization provided a professional networking and mentoring group for Heritage College alumni, students, employees and friends. This organization is the first college-affiliated branch of Ohio University's Ohio Women initiative, a program designed to help connect women with the university, students, and each other. The Cleveland branch collaborates with the Athens and Dublin campuses in their joint mission to engage, educate, connect, and steward female medical students. Our group seeks to create a supportive community for female medical students, with areas of focus in education, professional and personal development, social engagement, and recognition of female talent. Additionally, the Cleveland branch strives to network female medical students with local female physicians throughout Northeast Ohio.

Officers 2019–2020


Abigale Cannon

Vice President

Gwendolyn Kuzmishin


Sarah Foley

Dues : $25 collected annually.

Services Provided

Ohio Women in Medicine (OWIM) Cleveland hosts various personal and professional development opportunities for students at OU-HCOM throughout the academic year. These opportunities include lectures and seminars with focus on pertinent medical topics, professionalism, family and work life balance, conflict resolution, and female empowerment. OWIM Cleveland collaborates with other clubs on the Cleveland campus for community outreach opportunities and collaborates with the OWIM Athens and Dublin clubs for lecture series. OWIM is currently in the process of developing and establishing an annual fundraiser, in which the proceeds would support not only the OWIM Cleveland branch, but also a female focused organization in Northeast Ohio.

Tentative Schedule for 2019–2020

  • Panel- Survivor's Teaching Students: Saving Women's Lives Program
  • Ultrasonography Clinic (possible collaboration with Family Medicine Club)
  • Women's Circles (twice per semester)
  • Women's Professional Staff Association (WPSA) of the Cleveland Clinic Dinner