Why choose the The Ohio State University College of Medicine?
At The Ohio State University College of Medicine, our mission is to train the most compassionate and brightest physicians and prepare them to serve the diverse and changing needs of patients and communities. True to our Midwest values, we champion collaboration over competition.
Read first-hand accounts from current medical students to learn why they chose Ohio State to achieve their dreams of becoming doctors.
A top-tier MD program
Ohio State is known for our famous Buckeye Spirit — students and alumni can rest assured that when someone yells out “O-H” into a crowd, a loud “I-O” will be heard back. We value collaboration, inclusiveness, and above all, community. Second-year medical student Jordan Lukens is in our traditional four-year MD program, and as a former “Brutus,” he knows first-hand the impact Buckeye Spirit can have on others who need it most.
Out-of-state benefits at Ohio State
Ohio State is one of the most affordable medical schools in the country for out-of-state tuition. After the first year of medical school, students can establish Ohio residency to further help keep the cost of medical school attainable. As a Florida native, Amanda Martinez has been able to use that to her advantage as she pursues her dream of helping patients with eye disease.
Diversity at Ohio State
Ohio State is one of the most diverse medical schools in the country. We believe that our doctors should be as diverse as the communities they will serve, and that inclusive education is the key to creating healthier communities for all. An active collaborator on Ohio State’s campus, Evans Osuji, has already been able to see the direct impact his efforts have had on the community he hopes to serve one day.
Ohio State's three-year primary care track
Ranked the best in the state for primary care, Ohio State’s three-year primary care track (PCT) provides students with faculty mentorship and early-and-often clinical learning experiences in family medicine. Since she was young, first-year medical student Selena Taha has wanted to go into primary care, and she looks forward to her future match into Ohio State’s Family Medicine residency program.
Ohio State's physician-scientist program
The work of the physician-scientist is integral to making groundbreaking discoveries to better treat patients. Ohio State’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) provides a rigorous and extensive training in clinical medicine and research to prepare the next generation of physician-scientists like Aliyah Bennett. Aliyah followed her passions for medicine and research to Ohio State, where she's developing her skills and receiving support to accomplish her ultimate goal — develop pharmaceuticals to treat patients with chronic infections.