Prematriculation Program

Premedical Education

Prematriculation Program

The Heritage College Pre-Matriculation Program is a four-week, intensive summer pre-enrollment program for first-year incoming medical students from Appalachian regions of Ohio, for students who have successfully completed the OUHCOM post-baccalaureate program, and for students who qualify as a federally-defined underrepresented minority in medicine. 


Program Components

The program is designed to help transition the participants to an active learning through self-directed study process and to reinforce strategies that promote life-long learning. The curriculum uses a case-based learning approach that allows program participants to explore basic science concepts (e.g., anatomy, physiology, biochemistry) that form the foundation for clinical concepts. The program includes:

  • problem-based learning in small groups,
  • anatomy (lecture and laboratory),
  • introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM),
  • workshops on active study methods, and
  • test-taking strategies and time management.

For more information on the program, contact the HCOM Office of Inclusion at  HCOM-inclusion@ohio.edu  or at 740-593-2209.