Collaborations with organizations, programs and people outside the college enable us to work toward common goals, building on each other’s ideas and strengths, to deliver powerful solutions to real problems. Great physicians, innovative discoveries and impactful initiatives and services speak to the power of our partnerships. We have our partners to thank for our achievements.
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation
Our college’s name acknowledges our significant, long-term relationship with the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation that has made possible some of the most important advances in our history. Through OHF's $105 million award to the college, Vision 2020: Leading the Transformation of Primary Care in Ohio, the Heritage College is addressing some of the most pressing health care issues across the state and nation, including the impending shortage of primary care physicians and the diabetes epidemic.
Cleveland Clinic and the Heritage College signed an affiliation agreement in June 2012 to develop a campus at the Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital site in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. This agreement built on a longstanding relationship between the two entities. The Heritage College, Cleveland, opened in 2015.
The Heritage College and OhioHealth have partnered over the past four decades to train generations of physicians. In 2012, the two entities signed an agreement making OhioHealth the preeminent education partner for the medical school's Dublin campus, which opened in 2014.
Central Appalachian Consortium of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (CACCOM)
The Central Appalachian Consortium of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (CACCOM) is a historic multi-institutional collaboration among the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tennessee to enhance health and medical care in Central Appalachia. CACCOM provides a strong and sustainable platform for collaborative research and medical education among member schools and the Consortium’s additional research collaborators.
Our Clinical Partnerships
Our students spend their third and fourth years of medical school in a clerkship within our clinical campus system. In our Ohio teaching hospitals, located throughout the state, our students explore primary care and the full range of specialties in rural, suburban and urban practice settings. During clinical campus rotations, students gain the clinical skills to prosper in today’s rapidly changing health care environment.
We have preeminent partnerships within our Clinical Education Network with both Cleveland Clinic and OhioHealth. Kettering Health in Dayton, Ohio, serves as our only regional clinical campus. Other exceptional health care systems, hospitals and ambulatory care settings throughout Ohio also provide high-quality clinical experiences for our medical students throughout all four years of their education.
An interconnected and coordinated statewide support system comprised of geographic divisions and units, each of which is anchored by a Heritage College campus paired with partnering hospitals that serve as clinical education cohort sites, support our medical students.