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Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Year founded: 1975
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 190
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Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM)
Osteopathic Medical School
Athens
  • SDN RANKING 4
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 104 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 2 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $32,806
  • Non - Resident Tuition $45,816
  • Application Fee $30
  • AVG MCAT 503
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 63.5

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions Office
  • 102 Grosvenor Hall
  • 1 Ohio University
  • Athens 45701
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

Our two innovative curricula are structured to provide a seamless medical education experience through all phases of your training and offer early clinical experiences in the first two years in area doctor's offices, hospitals and through our Community Service Programs' free clinic. Through our research efforts, OU-COM researchers have made major drug discoveries, including invention of the first drug that effectively treats excess growth hormone production acromegaly and a new class of antibiotics. Innovative new drugs targeting diabetes are currently in development. Our commitment to diversity places OU-COM first at Ohio University. Last year, 25 percent of our incoming class was comprised of minority students. We are very proud of what we have to offer and hope that you will consider the opportunities open to you here at OU-COM.

Curriculum

The learning environment at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) is constructed based on the principles of adult learning which include student empowerment and clinical relevance. Students enrolled in OU-COM study in one of two tracks the Patient-Centered Continuum (PCC) curriculum or the Clinical Presentation Continuum (CPC) curriculum. Both curricula view your medical education as an organized building process that extends from the first day of medical school through residency training and beyond. Students in both curricula begin interacting with real patients in the first weeks of their medical education. After two years on the Athens campus, OU-COM students are assigned to a hospital in our Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) system to complete training during their third and fourth years in a clinical environment. This assignment is accomplished by means of a lottery that is conducted in the fall of the student's second year.

Facilities

University Medical Associates clinics, 12 affiliated teaching hospitals, the Learning Resource Center and Student Affairs complex, as well as teleconferencing rooms, technology labs and other facilities, enhance students' ability to be successful.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 99
Negatively 2
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.73 102

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
8.68 73

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Make the secondary and online form." More from this Member | Report Response

"I absolutely adore the admissions staff. My only suggestion would be to make available an online application and payment portal." More from this Member | Report Response

"The van tour was surprisingly helpful." More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you are doing!" More from this Member | Report Response

"No suggestions. Very timely with their decisions!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep doing what you're doing! You sell your school extremely well!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give students a little more time between interviews, when one interview goes over the time it is har" More from this Member | Report Response

"None really. The interview day is fairly long, but I still stayed late for an OMM demo." More from this Member | Report Response

"Interview applicants in conference rooms rather than their dark, messy offices" More from this Member | Report Response

"You guys are great!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work, you do a fantastic job." More from this Member | Report Response

"None. Everything went so smoothly and the interview day was great! :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"None-very organized and friendly!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the good work. Perhaps a little more time between each individual interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Make it clearer as to where interviewees can park on the morning of the interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Breakfast in the morning." More from this Member | Report Response

"Maybe some coffee or donuts in the morning. Otherwise a great day." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To talk a little about my service, volunteer and leadership activities." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your service." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OU" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we accept you over the other students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteo/OU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you tell me a joke?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for me?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How is your family?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview was about my file and that was pretty much it. Very laid back conversation with the dean of admissions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths/Weaknesses" More from this Member | Report Response

"How many schools did I apply to? Where do they rank on my list? What is my top choice school" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you consider to be your mentor (like a role model)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had the opportunity to speak with Obama about healthcare reform, what type of suggestions would you give." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why shouldn't we accept you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic medicine? What has been the hardest situation in your life and how did you deal with it? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OU? Why DO? Why should we accept you? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Tell me about yourself. What field are you interested in?" More from this Member | Report Response

"three people to dinner--not supposed to include friends/family members, why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"you took the mcat twice, how did you raise your score so much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you serve a Mission for your church?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would I change in the world if I could change anything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You say your compassionate?...why do you think that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What class have you taken that you have disliked and why? (both a science and non-science course)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, you're from [my town], huh? (this was about the only direct question I was asked. the rest of the conversation with this interviewer i had to struggle to keep going)" More from this Member | Report Response

"An explanation for a specific, low, grade on one of my class." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your research/lab experience." More from this Member | Report Response

"What brought you here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we brought in 3 of your best friends, what would they say about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"Had I done any research...what did it consist of?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to your undergraduate school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your undergrad school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you think you can be a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Why do you want to enter into a field with so many problems and issues?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"lots of questions about application (school, classes, etc)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this article and then discuss it. What does it mean to you? - Not very difficult... It's not like a scientific journal article or anything. This will not cause anyone a problem!" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you learn? Which curricular tract suits you better, CPC or PCC? I assume this was to see how well versed you are with the college's programs." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why OUCOM? How do you know you want to be a doctor? What's wrong with engineering? Do you like research, have you considered the DO/PhD program? Tell me about your current research. How will you and your husband manage the distance?" More from this Member | Report Response

"3 people you'd go to dinner with and what you would talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Questions were mainly specific to my application and interviews were very conversational." More from this Member | Report Response

"again, aside from the basic why medicine?, why OU?, why DO?...it's all very conversational, situation specific stuff." More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you want to go into osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us of your experiences with other cultures?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After taking time off to do the things you wanted to do, do you think you'll be able to settle down to four years of medical school" More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about yourself..." More from this Member | Report Response

"How have your experiences in the veterinary medical field prepared you for a career in osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we select you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do, why oucom and why do over md?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine? Why DO? and Why OUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"First interview - what have you learned today about OU-COM, Why don't you want to be a lawyer like your dad?, What have you learned from your parents?, One word to describe you?, What is your "problem?", Why med school, Why DO, why should we take you, Research, Curriculum, where else did you apply?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should OU-COM accept you over everyone else?" More from this Member | Report Response

"After reading the article: What do you think it was about? How would you rate it on a scale of 1-10? then, it hit me between the eyes, 10 absolutely, why not for you? Why do you think there is so much medical literature these days?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research. " More from this Member | Report Response

"first interview was a conversation" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of your hobbies? (who has "hobbies" anyway?)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor? Why do you want to go into medicine? Why Osteopathic medicine? All three of these questions can be answered the exact same way." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about OUCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Same as other postings" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be an osteopathic physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"The standard--why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What positive qualities would you bring to the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Of course, why do I want to be a physician? Why do I want to go into Osteopathy in particular? What I am concerned about in our healthcare system. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine and why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What traits do you look for in a physician? How can medical students learn these positive qualities/ how have you demonstrated these qualities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths? your weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did you first decide to be a D.O?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why OU-COM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was a major obstacle/challenge you encountered and how did you overcome it? Who/what were encouraging factors in this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do these so called "inspirational" books affect peoples lives? in reference to books like the chicken soup set" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your [low] science GPA. Why did you choose to attend X University? What other med schools did you apply to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine, why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about an issue in health care here or abroad and how you would solve it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe Yourself? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathic medicine? Why medicine in general?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your strengths & weaknesses are?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe the research you did over the summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe yourself to me and explain your faults and passions." More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What would you recommend as a way to fight the obesity problem America is facing?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Athens, OH?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I see you have minors outside of medicine. Please explain this relevance to your medical career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you want to help people, why not write public health policy so you can have the greatest impact?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did any of your non-science courses change the way you look at the world?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me a joke" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like a cup of coffee?" More from this Member | Report Response

""Who is your role model?"" More from this Member | Report Response

"If two of my friends were in the other room what negative thing would they say about me." More from this Member | Report Response

"Thoughts on the state of health care in the U.S. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What suggestions do you have for improving the state of healthcare today? " More from this Member | Report Response

"None really" More from this Member | Report Response

"(I took a couple swimming-endurance classes) "I see that you've taken some swimming classes, do you swim?" And then we got into talking about the swim team that the interviewer is on and she suggested that I think about joining if I go to OU. :D" More from this Member | Report Response

"None were really wierd they all came form my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"How can you tell if someone is compassionate during an interview?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your biggest regret?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your hero? (*pause*)" More from this Member | Report Response

"All pretty straightforward." More from this Member | Report Response

"what 3 people (dead or alive) would you invite to dinner and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be and how would they get along?" More from this Member | Report Response

"All the questions came from my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you serve a mission for your church?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could do anything in the world with any type of power what would you do and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite three people to dinner dead or alive, who would you invite, and how would they react to each other." More from this Member | Report Response

"What can we learn from the sick?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Is there anything about your application that isn't perfect? (there was.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What 3 people would you bring to dinner, living or dead, and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite 3 people,living or dead, to dinner who would they be and why? I was asked this twice and apparently they ask this question a lot so be prepared." More from this Member | Report Response

"None really." More from this Member | Report Response

"If there was absolutely no way you could become a doctor, what other profession would you go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite three people to a dinner party alive or dead who would they be and what would you want them to talk about?" More from this Member | Report Response

"interesting conversation more than questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"How many brothers and sisters I had. What my friends did when we hung out in high school. How did I know that I denervated the right nerve (pertaining to my research)." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are your plans for this summer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could invite three people dead or alive to dinner, who would they be and why and how would they interact with one another?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which hotel are you staying at? Is it a dump? " More from this Member | Report Response

""Why do you want to enter into a field with so many problems and issues?" " More from this Member | Report Response

"how are you going to handle difficult patients day in and day out. what do you have in your life that will make you keep going" More from this Member | Report Response

"They for the most part asked basic questions about my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"One of my interviewers asked me to pick him out in a group photo from when he was younger and luckily I got it right." More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you get your hair done? (The interviewer and I are from the same area of Ohio, which is really weird since it is in the middle of nowhere and most people never leave it. This interview was the last of the day and was really more of a get-to-know-you type of thing. I think she just wanted to see if I had any kind of a personality.)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Can you pick me out of this photo? (I couldn't. :) )" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could go out to dinner w/ 3 people...who would they be and what would you talk about with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read a moving piece of narrative medicine and was asked to comment on it and discuss it." More from this Member | Report Response

"it was almost all very case specific stuff...tell me about this experience, this class, this grade, etc. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Regarding your senior research in undergrad, do you recall the mechanism of action of "X" compound?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is your favorite comic book charater" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific questions regarding personal experiences " More from this Member | Report Response

"these MCATs, grades, these aren't you. I want to know who you are. So your dad was an MD, and you're applying to an osteopathic school..." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"I actually wasn't asked a whole lot of the typical questions you would expect from an inteview of this magnitude. The interviews were very conversational in that the interviewers wanted to get to know what type of person you are rather than your accomplishments; besides, they already have your file, so they know what you've done." More from this Member | Report Response

"what do you look for in a medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If we bring 3 of your best friends, how will they describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever taught yourslef how to do anything?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what did you learn from this particular course(exploring jewish new york)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned today about OUCOM that you didn't already know?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What have you learned from your parents?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked what one of my biggest passions was, and I talked about music, but then my interviewer kept asking me about more and more passions. So be prepared to talk about everything you enjoy doing (my range of passions was from music to socializing to reading to baking - so don't hold back, no matter how weird the passion is)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Read this article and we'll talk about it when I get back...What did you think it meant? (it was an article about a resident who had a nazi prison camp survivor as a patient and realizing this truth and its impact on her (the physician))" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name one thing you want the admissions committee to know about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"why i chose avocation rather than vocation to describe my interest in medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a big ego?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could be any organ or cell in the body, which would you be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest difficulty a physician faces in the workplace?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who is your biggest role model?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About my tour around the world, but that is what usually happens to me when i'm being interviewed. " More from this Member | Report Response

"none really; some about my work experience" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give an example of an ethical problem in medicine and how would you solve it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Question specific to my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think working as a sales associate could help you in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of books/authors do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why should we choose you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What cartoon character most likely reflects your personality?" More from this Member | Report Response

"My second interviewer and I had a conversation about a book that both of us had read. I was asked what my thoughts were about the author, and what the author meant by referring to a Renaissance man." More from this Member | Report Response

"What impact do you think recent advances in molecular biology will have on clinical medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If your friends were to describe you to me, what would they say?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were admitted to OUCOM and another school from your home state, which would you attend?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you make us proud?" More from this Member | Report Response

"To talk about Ultimate Frisbee" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do these so called "inspirational" books affect peoples lives? in reference to books like the chicken soup set" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your experience at [you post-secondary option program] (I took college classes while in high school)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What has been a rewarding moment in your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a positive pivotal moment " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest problem with American healthcare today and how would you propose we fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"About sociology classes I had taken." More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of books do you like to read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you lean on for support when you get stressed out?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Curriculum + Board Prep" | Report Response

"OU is in a beautiful location with a very friendly atmostphere. The school's labs and lecture halls at updates, modern and clean." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"N/A" | Report Response

"The complete disregard and even disgust toward students received from some administration officials. The secrecy of exam content and grading methods were very frustrating as well." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"I was most disappointed to learn that OUCOM is not very family friendly despite being a school that wishes to promote primary care." | Report Response

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