Applying to the D.O. Program
The Heritage College interview day is structured so that we can get to know you better as a potential student and you can get to know us better as a student-centered medical school that will quickly feel like home.
In an effort to best protect your health, safety and well-being from COVID-19, interviews for the 2021 - 2022 cycle will be conducted virtually through ZOOM and Microsoft Teams. Interviews are conducted once a week on Tuesdays, from mid-September to late April. A maximum of 20 candidates will be invited for each day. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of their appointment via both email and through their secondary application portal.
A formal itinerary and instructions will be provided to you a couple of days prior to your interview. Candidates will begin logging on between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., you will experience admission, curricular, financial aid and university information, as well as have an opportunity to ask questions of a panel of current Heritage College students.
From noon to 1 p.m. you will have time for lunch on your own. Beginning at 1 p.m., you will have the first of three half-hour individual interviews conducted via Microsoft Teams. Your interview team will most likely consist of a clinical faculty member (D.O.), a biomedical or basic science faculty member (Ph.D.) and a college administrator. The interview day typically concludes no later than 4:00 p.m. Candidates who have indicated a first preference for the Dublin or Cleveland campuses will interview with that preference in mind.
The selection committee will convene later that afternoon and arrive at their status recommendations. At this meeting, candidates will either be admitted, placed on the alternate list or not selected for admission. Due to the limited number of spots at Dublin or Cleveland, not all who indicate a preference will be placed there. As long as the candidate is admissible to the Heritage College, a place at the Athens site will be offered, and the candidate will be placed on a waiting list for Dublin or Cleveland respectively.
Student selection committee decisions will be emailed to you the next business day. Candidates who have been placed on the alternate list or not selected for admission are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for additional feedback and insight into the decision.