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Pre-Matriculation Program

Premedical Education

**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. Using guidance from national, state and local health authorities about how to slow the spread of the virus, we may make the decision to use remote and online instruction for the cohort. If you have been invited to participate in the program and have any questions, please email the Office of Inclusion at

Pre-Matriculation Program

The Heritage College Pre-Matriculation Program is a four-week, intensive summer pre-enrollment program for incoming first-year medical students from Appalachian regions of Ohio, for students who have successfully completed the Heritage College 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 
  • Workshops on active study methods
  • Test-taking strategies and time management

For more information on the program, contact the Heritage College Office of Inclusion at or at 740.593.2209.