Our students are integral members of a distinguished group of medical professionals committed to excellence in patient care and the well-being of our communities.

Our community of physicians, educators and mentors play an active role in the success of each student. This community also includes an alumni network of more than 2,600 osteopathic physicians and surgeons who are leaders in every field of medicine.

Our essential values and osteopathic principles and practices provide the foundation for the OU-HCOM experience. Throughout the medical school experience, we emphasize a whole person perspective in caring for patients. This holistic approach informs our case-based learning, anatomy and osteopathic manipulative treatment instruction, experiences with patients in clinical settings, and even faculty research.

We hope you will visit our campus to learn more about our medical school.

  • Clinical experiences begin within the first months of medical school. Our coursework provides the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for confident interactions with patients and preceptors during third and fourth-year clinical rotations.
  • Our curricular tracks emphasize evidence-based medicine, and we encourage students to pursue research.
  • Two curricular options address preferences in learning styles.
  • Our small class size and faculty-to-student ratio foster close collaborations among peers and instructors.
  • Students at our two closely linked campuses enjoy the academic and cultural resources of Ohio’s first university, Ohio University.
  • In July 2014, our first class of 50 students will begin at our Central Ohio Extension Campus.
  • Our inclusive, diverse community and curricula rich in multicultural perspectives promote cultural competency and professionalism.
  • In clinical years, students benefit from unparalleled educational support through our statewide system of training hospitals, the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education.
  • Highly motivated students have the option to pursue a D.O./Ph.D. as well as a variety of combined master's degree programs through the Office of Advanced Studies' Dual Degree Program.


We would like to learn more about you. If you would like to visit OU-HCOM, read our 2014-2015 Annual Report, or learn more about our programs, please contact the OU-HCOM Office of Admissions:


John Schriner, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
Assistant Professor, Social Medicine
Jill Harman, M.Ed.
Michael Rice, M.B.A.
Assistant Director
Amy Martinez
Admissions Advisor - Dublin
samantha baker
Samantha Baker, M.Ed.
Admissions Advisor & Outreach Coordinator - Cleveland
Diana Coleman
Administrative Coordinator
Jessie Daniel
Administrative Associate
Tara Stowe
Administrative Assistant
  Ohio University
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
102 Grosvenor Hall, 1 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701
Tel: 1-800-345-1560
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Last updated: 01/12/2016