We’re serious about training doctors who are ready to lead. Students who study at Ohio State receive an exceptional education through our innovative LSI curriculum, a wide-spectrum of clinical experiences at several inpatient and outpatient sites around central Ohio, and plenty of opportunities to expand their field of knowledge (and often make breakthroughs) with research at one of our many institutes. As medical education has evolved over the decades, one thing has never changed: our unyielding focus on providing complete, compassionate and comprehensive care to the patients who depend on us for research and treatment.

MD Admissions

Applying to medical school can be daunting. So we offer helpful resources to keep you on track, including what you should do before you apply and important deadlines and dates to consider as you weigh your options. Learn more about Ohio State’s selection process and read some invaluable tips and advice on how to prepare for interviews.

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Modern Curriculum

Our innovative Lead, Serve, Inspire (LSI) curriculum is a three-part, four-year curriculum designed to prepare graduates for high-caliber careers in increasingly diverse patient populations. Students benefit from early clinical experiences and research opportunities beginning their very first year. And many programs allow for flexibility, such as the accelerated three-year track for students pursuing careers in family medicine.

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Student Life

Our medical students and trainees benefit from a good balance of learning and living. The Office of Student Life hosts events several times a year to encourage camaraderie, and it supports many student organizations for exploring individual interests and communities. Medical students also have many opportunities to serve the local community.

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Research Opportunities

Research is an integral part of a well-rounded medical education — and often crucial as students consider specific career paths.  You’ll find a wide range of medical student research openings for all types of research and information about finding a mentor to guide you. There are many scholarship opportunities for students wanting to take their research one step further.

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Living in Columbus

The progressive city of Columbus is the 15th largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. and one of the country’s fastest growing cities. The city offers a thriving culture and arts scene, an acclaimed science museum, vibrant dining, comfortable neighborhoods and easy commutes perfect for raising and educating young families. Plus, Ohio State’s campus life and culture is diverse and dynamic. Once you’re here, you may not want to leave.

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