High School Programs
Reaching Out to Future Medical Students
The Medical Academy is an innovative health careers discovery program for central Ohio high school juniors and seniors.
The year-long exploration program begins with an intensive four-day summer camp in June, followed by quarterly enrichment activities during the school year.
The Medical Academy is held at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on the new Ohio University, Dublin campus, home to the latest learning technologies, clinical simulation center, high-tech clinical examination rooms and anatomy laboratory. Program activities include classroom instruction, team-based projects, hands-on clinical experiences and work with health professionals.
OhioHealth is our signature sponsor and program partner, providing medical content experts from a range of disciplines who actively engage participants. The program is intended to strengthen the pipeline of future medical and health care professionals in central Ohio.
Registration for the Summer 2019 Program opens February 1, 2019. Through the generous support by our sponsors, the Medical Academy is provided at no cost to participants. We highly encourage high school students who will be first in their immediate family to attend college to apply
The Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program is a comprehensive, three-year pipeline program targeting high school students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to foster their interest in pursuing careers in science and health.
Students in the program visit the Cleveland campus each year starting in 10th grade to learn more about osteopathic medicine and other health care careers through participation in academic enrichment and hands-on learning activities.
Lectures, hands-on clinical activities, case-based learning lessons and college/career readiness workshops will be delivered by the Heritage College, Cleveland, faculty, staff and medical students.