Lunchtime seminar

Monday, June 15

Noon - 1 p.m.

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital, Room 014

Kathy Larrick Warhola, R.N., B.S.N., of Lifeline of Ohio, will speak on "Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation: The Myths, the Facts and the Feelings."

Videoconferencing available to Grosvenor 017 and CORE sites. CME credit available. Contact Vickey Haller, 

Heritage College Orientation 2015

Monday, July 6 - Friday, July 10

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

For current schedule, click here (subject to change).

Heritage College Convocation 2015

Saturday, July 25

2 p.m.

Convocation Center

For more information, click here.

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College awarded $600,000 to start diabetes program

The Health Resources and Services Administration of the

Principal investigator Jane Hamel-Lambert, Ph.D., M.B.A.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $600,000 to the Heritage College to develop a collaborative program designed to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs for Type 2 diabetes patients in southeast Ohio.

The Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program has three components: legal assistance, patient navigation and a consumer research advisory group. The program's coordinated team approach toward health care is intended to tackle the unique barriers that make it difficult for people who live in rural areas to manage diabetes.

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Study looks at attitudes toward military health issues
Lead investigator Todd Fredricks, D.O. ('93)
A study by a Heritage College researcher has found that many physicians feel uncomfortable or unfamiliar dealing with health-related exposures and risks that veterans might experience. They also want more training to understand and identify military-related health issues.


Nearly 150 physicians participated in the survey. The study's results were recently published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA).


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Program recruits future physicians in high schools
When the shortage of primary care physicians in your state becomes dire, solving the problem requires an all-out effort. The Heritage College has responded with the Early Assurance Program (EAP), a recruiting effort that reaches into Ohio high schools to identify high-achieving seniors and clear a path for them into medical school.


Eighteen college freshmen joined the EAP when it launched last fall, and that number has grown to 27 enrollees for the upcoming academic year.


"We are excited to see an upswing in applications and acceptances for the program," said John Schriner, Ph.D., the Heritage College's assistant dean for admissions. "With the first year of the EAP behind us, we see that more folks are becoming aware of the tremendous opportunity that the Heritage College is providing to outstanding students aspiring to make a difference through patient care."


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College partners in photographic mental health project
The Athens Photographic Project and the Heritage College will be working together to learn more about the mental health recovery choices made by clients and their families in Southeast Ohio.
A $15,000 award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will be used to build a partnership, called a patient-centered research community, between clients, caregivers, researchers and mental health professionals. The Heritage College will assist with the development of the group, which aims to develop solutions that fill gaps in care and drive useful research.
Dublin school outreach program repeats this summer

Following the success of a semester-long pilot project at the Heritage College, Dublin, the project's course material has been

High school students take part in OU+REACH in January.

condensed into a two-day summer camp, to be offered June 23-24. The project is designed to introduce local high school students to health care professions.


OU+REACH (Re-imagining Educational Approaches to Careers in Healthcare) which launched in January, allowed juniors and seniors from the Dublin City Schools Biomedical STEM Academy to take part in themed, case-based medical learning activities at the Dublin campus. Faculty members and students from both the Heritage College and the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions worked with the high school students.


In the summer program, participation has been expanded to include students from Hilliard City Schools, Marysville City Schools and St. Frances DeSales High School in addition to Dublin City Schools.

Like the semester-long version, the summer program will include sessions covering an introduction to health care professions; the patient encounter; biomedical sciences enrichment; clinical skills and technologies; and patient wellness and lifestyle. It will feature plenty of hands-on learning opportunities, including diagnosis of a case presented by a simulated patient (a role played by a Heritage College, Dublin, medical student in the first pilot program).


Watch the Heritage College news site for more coverage of this exciting community outreach program aimed at nurturing future health care professionals. 

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Curricular transformation team seeks survey input

The Heritage College's Curricular Transformation Team is asking members of the college community, including academic and clinical faculty, staff, students and others, to fill out a brief survey to provide feedback on the team's ongoing project to revise the college's primary care curricula.


The online survey, which should only take a few minutes to complete, includes questions about what the college is doing well in medical education; what it could do better; what it's not currently doing that it should be doing; and what are the most important core competencies to teach Heritage College students.


Transforming the curricula is one of the major goals for which the college received a transformational $105 million gift in 2011 from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, and the Curricular Transformation Team is engaged in exploring options and directions for that process.


To access the survey, click here.