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Allopathic Medical Schools in Ohio
Osteopathic Medical Schools in Ohio
How Competitive are you for Medical School Admissions in Ohio?
To determine your competitiveness for an Ohio medical school you must review the average MCATs and GPAs for accepted students as well as the medical school acceptance rates. For out of state students, it is important to pay attention to how many out of state students are interviewed and what percentage are in the entering class each year.
So, how difficult is it to get accepted into a Ohio medical school? Let’s review the data. Below are the average MCAT scores and GPAs, interview rates for in state and out of state applicants, acceptance rates, percent of entering class that is in state, and tuition for all medical schools in Ohio.
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine OU-HCOM
Main Campus: Athens, OH Additional Locations: Dublin, OH; Cleveland, OH
Interview Options for 2021-2022 Cycle: Virtual Interviews Only
Physician Letter Required? No
Shadowing Options: Accepts Either Virtual or In-Person Shadowing
Accepts Online Coursework to Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements? Yes
Accepts Prerequisite Coursework Pass/Fail Grades? No
Accepts Online Lab Coursework? Yes
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) educates physicians committed to practice in Ohio, emphasizes primary care, engages in focused research, and embraces both Appalachian and urban communities. Integral to this mission, the OU-HCOM community commits itself to: providing a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents, and fellows; embracing diversity and public service; and improving the health and well-being of underserved populations.
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a nationally recognized leader in the education of osteopathic primary care physicians. OU-HCOM was created in 1975 to help alleviate the state’s growing shortage of family physicians and to train doctors for chronically underserved areas. OU-HCOM meets this mandate through the use of progressive curricula and the college’s comprehensive clinical campus system throughout Ohio.
Campus setting: Athens, Ohio, Rural; Dublin, Ohio, Suburban; Cleveland, Ohio, Urban
Year founded: 1975
Type: Public, non-profit
Accreditation: The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
On each campus there are similar types of spaces that support the educational mission of the college such as large classrooms, small case-based learning rooms, learning resource centers, anatomy labs, clinical training & assessment/simulation areas, Osteopathic Manipulation laboratories and multipurpose rooms. Many other types of spaces exist that improve the medical student experience such as cafes, dedicated study spaces, student lounges and game rooms. Study nooks are created in common spaces to encourage communication and collaboration. HCOM continues to support research and scholarly activity by providing adequate laboratory facilities in multiple buildings. These facilities include wet labs, dry labs and clinical research areas to encourage collaborative research. The new Heritage Hall on the Athens campus opened in January, 2021. Visit https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/about/initiatives/facilities to learn more about our newest space.
Student residence options: Housing opportunities are available in close proximity to each campus location. Accepted students can find information on housing and roommates on the private Facebook class group page.
Hailing from Poland, Ohio, Jonathon Burns is an OMS2 at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens. In 2017, he earned his B.S. in biology from Youngstown State University, and following graduation, participated in the Atlantis Fellowship in Lisbon, Portugal. Jonathon’s long-term goal is to leave an impact on his patients and the community as a whole, potentially through emergency medicine or anesthesiology. After practicing for a few years, he aspires to advocate for improving hospitals from a hospital administration role. In his spare time, Jonathon enjoys running around campus and its surrounding neighborhoods.
This is just one in a series of blog posts that will feature medical students telling their stories of how they got accepted into medical school. Today, Jonathon Burns shares with us the story of his acceptance to Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.