Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine began orientation on Monday for the largest class of incoming medical students in the state: About 240, with the opening this year of a 50-student campus in suburban Cleveland.
Ohio State University’s College of Medicine in Columbus has an incoming class of 205 – just over a dozen more than last year – as medical schools across the state try to increase class sizes to address a shortage of physicians. Both the Bobcats and Buckeyes numbered about 190 incoming med students last year.
OU’s Heritage College now has three campuses that operate as one school, including the 40-year-old main campus in Athens and the Dublin campus that opened last year. The three sites are connected by high-speed Internet and video teleconferencing. The Dublin campus on Post Road is expanding with classes from other OU schools, including a physician assistant master’s degree program, plus a partnership with Columbus State Community college.