The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation has a rich tradition in supporting and promoting post-graduate education of osteopathic physicians provided at sponsoring education and training centers. The Foundation is the major philanthropic contributor to OhioHealth’s Doctors Hospital with support directed to enhance patient care through improved osteopathic medical education and community outreach through resident clinics and services. The impact of this support has been significant – providing access to high quality medical care now and in the future for residents in our community.
Graduate Medical Education
Beginning in 2020, osteopathic (DO) and allopathic (MD) graduate medical education programs in the United States will be accredited by the same agency, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Recognizing the importance for a successful transition to the new accreditation system for osteopathic medical education programs in Ohio, the Foundation has prioritized strategic grantmaking investments to assist with the transition process. Initial investments include support of an Ohio Medical Education Summit, a statewide strategic planning process related to the future of osteopathic medicine in Ohio, and support to affect the successful transition of osteopathic medical education programs in central Ohio. Learn more about the ACGME Single Accreditation System.
Doctors Hospital Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medical Education
Named by Thomas Reuters as one of the nation's Top 100 hospitals in the major teaching hospital category, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital celebrated the May 2011 opening of its new Heritage Center. The Center includes a new emergency department and the Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medical Education, bringing all educational components – research, continuing medical education and a medical library – into one centralized location. The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation’s support included a capital contribution for the Medical Education Center and specialty training equipment. The state of the art training technology equipment includes human patient simulators, virtual reality trainers and microscopy surgical training suites which will be used in the 30,000 square-foot teaching center.