Academic Resources

Athens Campus CTAC

Clinical Training and Assessment Center

Welcome to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Clinical Training and Assessment Centers. CTAC plays a key role in the Heritage College mission "... to provide a clinically integrated, learning-centered, osteopathic medical education continuum for students, interns, residents, and fellows..."

Through the use of standardized patients and human patient simulators, the CTAC provides a place where medical students, residents and other healthcare professionals can enhance their clinical skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Each CTAC has multiple patient exam rooms, simulated Emergency and Operating Rooms, surgical scrub sinks, and procedure rooms. In addition to the multiple clinical skills task trainers, each CTAC also has multiple human patient simulators for use. 

Below is a partial list of what activities medical students will experience in the CTAC:

Patient Interview Labs

  • Medical Interpreter Lab
  • Cultural Competency Lab
  • Patient Education Lab
  • Delivering Bad News Lab
  • Chronic Pain Lab
  • Lifestyles Changes Lab
  • OSCE's

Physical Exam Labs

  • Respiratory Exam
  • Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat (EENT) Exam
  • Brief History and Physical Exam
  • Clinical Case Studies
  • Male Genitourinary Exam
  • Female Gynecological and Breast Exams
  • Immune System Exam
  • Musculoskeletal Exam
  • Cardiac Exam 
  • Abdominal Exam
  • Movement Disorder Lab
  • Pediatric Lab
  • Pregnancy Lab

Clinical Skills Labs

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Suture Lab
  • Phlebotomy Lab
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Lab
  • Peripheral IV Access Lab
  • Musculoskeletal Splinting Lab
  • OR Orientation
  • Male/Female Urinary Catheterization Lab
  • Naso-Gastric Tube Insertion
  • Heart, lung, and abdominal auscultation
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • EKG monitoring
  • Intubation and airway management

Campus specific location details and contact information

Athens CTAC

The Athens CTAC opened April 11, 2011 in Grosvenor West. The Athens CTAC is located on the Ohio University Athens Campus, West Green in Grosvenor West.

For more information on the Athens CTAC, please contact the Athens Clinical Training and Assessment Center Coordinator at 740.593.2344. 

Cleveland CTAC

The Cleveland CTAC opened July 2015. It is located at the Ohio University Cleveland Campus, on the fourth floor of the Cleveland Clinic building at the South Pointe Hospital campus.

For more information on the Cleveland CTAC, please contact the Cleveland Clinical Training and Assessment Center Coordinator at 216.295.7902.

Dublin CTAC

The Dublin CTAC opened July 2014. It is located on the Ohio University Dublin Campus, on the first floor of the Medical Education Building 2.

For more information on the Dublin CTAC, please contact the Dublin Clinical Training and Assessment Center Coordinator at 614.793.5616.