Dublin Open
Golf Outing  

Monday, Aug. 10, Dublin, Ohio. To register or sponsor a hole click here.  


For more information contact Laurie Lach at (740) 593-2151 or   

Birdies for Bling Putting Contest

Monday, Aug. 10,

5 p.m., Dublin, Ohio. Cocktails and dinner sponsored by ohiowomen in medicine. Held in conjunction with the 2nd annual Dublin Open. Register here 


Opening Celebration
Heritage College Cleveland 

Saturday, Aug. 22, Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Cleveland OHIO Memorial
Golf Outing  
Monday, Aug. 24, Cleveland, Ohio. To register or sponsor a hole click here.

For more information contact Laurie Lach at (740) 593-2151 or

get involved   


As we approach our 40th anniversary, the Heritage College is planning a yearlong birthday bash. Even as we focus on the future, we will reach back through our past for stories of how we built the foundation for today's success and tomorrow's promise.


We need your help!  


Get involved now by taking our interactive online survey to share your memories, test your knowledge of the Heritage College, and possibly even win a prize. We want to know: What's your fondest memory of medical school? Who left a lasting impression on you? Where was your favorite hangout?  


Take the quiz here.


Learn more about the Heritage College's 40th Anniversary here.

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message from Jeffrey A. Stanley, DO ('82), FACOS    

As our alma mater experiences historic growth, consider linking up with us for golf and a good cause in Cleveland 


Jeffrey A. Stanley, DO ('82), FACOS

Dear alumni and friends:


We've arrived at a truly historic moment in our college's history. On Monday, July 6, we welcomed 240 new osteopathic medical students to our family from all three campuses: Athens, Dublin and Cleveland. When I started my medical education in the fall of 1978, we had not yet graduated our first class. The class size may have increased 10-fold since our earliest days, but one thing is unchanged - our strong sense of community and family. It's the OU way and it's the osteopathic way.


As a member of the Ohio University Foundation Board, I see the incredible change and growth across the entire university and can attest to Ohio University being one of the finest universities in the country. The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a particular source of pride, not just for me personally, but for the leadership of Ohio University and the entire OU community. The quality of graduates we consistently produce; our affiliations with major health care systems like Cleveland Clinic and OhioHealth; and the care we provide the community are all reasons we can proudly say we have the leading medical school in the state of Ohio.


Denise and I are serving as the official hosts of the Cleveland OHIO Memorial golf outing fundraiser at our home course, the Chagrin Valley Country Club. Please arrange your schedules and join us on Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. We will have lunch, a shotgun start, dinner sponsored by ohiowomen in medicine, and lots of fun activities are planned. Many sponsorship levels are still available and we invite you to participate. All proceeds from the event will be directed to student scholarships for the Heritage College Cleveland Campus. The inaugural Dublin Open was a huge success and raised $25,000 in scholarship money, thanks to the support of Heritage College alumni, friends and supporters. My bet is that we can top that at the Cleveland OHIO Memorial this year - join Denise and me and let's make that happen!


Register now at:


All my best,


college news
Heritage College opens its arms to first three-campus class, biggest in its history

This year, with the addition of 50 students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's newest campus in Cleveland, the incoming class of 2019 easily sets the record as largest in the college's history, at 240 students. This breaks the previous record held by the class of 2018; that class, swelled to 190 members by the 2014 opening of the college's campus in Dublin, had gotten to enjoy biggest-ever status for exactly one year.

The entire three-campus class - 139 enrolled at Athens, and 50 in Dublin and 51 in Cleveland - arrived in Athens Sunday evening, July 5, to begin orientation. As they filed into Ohio University's Baker Center Ballroom early the next morning, they were welcomed by cheering, sign-waving college staffers including Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O., and Dublin and Cleveland deans William Burke, D.O. ('88) and Isaac Kirstein, D.O.


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Alumni and friends welcome incoming medical students with a gift they can hold close to the heart
Following their first day of orientation activities in Athens, the 240 members of the Class of 2019 were welcomed into the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine family Monday night by engaged alumni and the gift of a stethoscope that they'll use during their four years of medical school and beyond.

Hosted by the Heritage College's Society of Alumni and Friends, the Student Welcome Dinner in the Baker Center Ballroom ushered in the college's largest class ever - including the inaugural 51-member cohort from the Heritage College, Cleveland.


Also attending were 35 practicing D.O.s, one at each table of students, who helped reinforce the message of the evening for the future physicians: network and get involved.


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Mobile clinic adds to success of huge free health care event
Among the regional care providers who helped make the recent 10-day Ohio River Medical Mission (ORMM) a success was Community Health Programs (CHP) at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

CHP saw the event, which took place June 2-11 in Pomeroy, Ohio, as a chance to augment its longstanding efforts to provide better health care to underserved populations in southeastern Ohio, while also spreading the word more widely about the many services it provides.


Program staffers took CHP's new 40-foot mobile clinic, of which the college took delivery in May, to the Meigs County event for four out of its 10 days. On June 5, the clinic offered a health screening day. On June 6 and 8, it provided free episodic clinics for general health concerns, and on June 10, breast and cervical screenings.


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Admissions program recruits aspiring medical students in high school
When the shortage of primary care physicians in your state becomes dire, solving the problem requires an all-out effort.

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine 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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