Medical Education & Research

Leading the Transformation of Primary Care in Ohio


The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation’s transformational support of Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is designed to position the Heritage College as a national leader for pre-doctoral medical education, emphasizing primary medical and surgical physician specialty training, targeted research innovation and health care services for Ohio communities, especially in the Appalachian region and central Ohio.

In 2011, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and Ohio University jointly announced a transformational funding award of $105 million to support Vision 2020. With support from the Foundation, the Heritage College is addressing the impending primary care physician shortage in Ohio and advancing bio-medical research through:

  • the development of two new extension campuses, one in Dublin, Ohio and the other in Warrensville Heights, Ohio;
  • an increase in the number of medical school graduates selecting primary care medicine as their specialty;
  • enhancements in the quality of medical education and clinical experiences;
  • targeted and translational medical research in diabetes, musculoskeletal and neurological science;
  • the training of additional physician scientists through expanded DO/PhD and DO/MS programming and;
  • serving the health needs in Ohio and initiating a research and patient care regional consortium composed of a number of osteopathic colleges of medicine in central Appalachia.

Care Leads Here

The Heritage College is where tomorrow's primary care physicians and specialists learn, grow and go forward. Trained to treat the whole patient. Ready to serve every population. And fully prepared to heal the whole state of medicine.

Dublin Campus Opening

On August 23, 2014, the community celebrated the opening of the new Dublin, Ohio campus of Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The celebration included performances by the Ohio University Marching 110 and recognition of the individuals and organizations that led the way, making the vision of a new direction and home for primary care medical education a reality.