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Prematriculation Program

Premedical Education

**Summer 2020 Pre-Matriculation Update: In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our top priority. Relying on guidance from national, state, and local health authorities about how to slow the spread of the virus, we have made the decision to move the 2020 summer cohort to remote and online instruction. If you have been invited to participate in the program and have any questions, please email the Office of Inclusion at HCOM-Inclusion@ohio.edu.  

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.