My Dream is to be a doctor. My Decision was Ohio State.

Evans Osuji

Diversity is what drew me to Ohio State.

Medical student Evans Osuji

The Ohio State University College of Medicine stands tall and proud among other academic institutions with its commitment to diversity and representation. A lot of effort goes into assembling cohorts of students with diverse backgrounds, both in thought and experiences, which ultimately leads to dynamic learning environments. We feel that here, and are surrounded by an immediate community that cares and has our interests and success at heart.

I often check in with students both above and below my class to seek support or lend advice. Faculty check in routinely with students to provide assistance with our professional needs, our career aspirations, as well as our emotional needs when we encounter trials and tribulations. Intentional steps like these go a long way in making students like me feel more comfortable and confident as we traverse the rigors of medical school.

Medicine is a rapidly evolving field. I value the diversity of thought that’s shared in the classroom and the clinic because it directly influences our consideration of appropriate care for patients. Many of us volunteer at local free health clinics as a means of providing care for our communities, while sharpening our clinical skills. I’m constantly learning from others and through my interactions with my peers, patients and faculty. As students, we engage in fellowship frequently between classes in our learning communities, which are small groups that meet once a month. Action items in the groups range widely from sharing study hacks to creating new inclusion initiatives and advocacy.

Ohio State does an incredible job of supporting historically excluded and underrepresented populations of students through mentorship and student involvement. All minority students at Ohio State can receive a minority student faculty mentor, whom they can meet with as often as they request. I proudly serve on our student council as the executive chair for diversity and inclusion. Recently we created an alliance for all affinity groups whose titles fall under diversity and inclusion.

I also served as president of the Ohio State student-run organization called Health Education and Development Services for Underprivileged Populations, also known as HEADS-UP, which works with local nonprofits and schools to develop health literacy curriculums for students interested in medicine, improve health care literacy through education, provide mentorship and offer resource support for children who are in educationally, socially and economically disadvantaged positions. Additionally, I serve as president of Black Men in Medicine, an organization that provides outreach to young men who may lack exposure to the field of medicine. We provide presentations, resources and mentorship, while also highlighting the achievements of Black men in medicine now and throughout history.

Having played college football, my keen interest in sports has followed me through my career in medicine. Safe to say, I have a soft spot for athletes. Through Athletes in Medicine, I have the privilege of collaborating with the Athletics Department here at Ohio State to offer shadowing opportunities and mentoring for athletes considering studying medicine.

I’m very happy with my decision to come here to Ohio State. Overall, my portfolio of collaboration within the college has afforded me the opportunity to give back directly to the community I look forward to one day serving. I’m really proud to be part of this effort to bring access to health care to underserved and diverse populations.


Where our students learn


Ohio State University Hospital

Consistently recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, University Hospital is the flagship patient care facility of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. University Hospital is home to a Level I Trauma Center, a Level III neonatal intensive care unit and a groundbreaking Center for Neuromodulation. 

Located walking distance on the medical campus.


The James Cancer Hospital


As the third largest cancer hospital in the country, The James fully integrates scientific research with education and excellent patient-care. Designated a Comprehensive Caner Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), The James is one of only a few centers in the nation funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs sponsored by the NCI. 

Located walking distance on the medical campus.


Ohio State Ross Heart Hospital

Top ranked in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, the Ross Heart Hospital provides care for every type of heart or vascular disease. 

Located walking distance on the medical campus.


Ohio State Brain and Spine Hospital

Home to central Ohio’s top-ranked neurology/neurosurgery program, the Brain and Spine Hospital has specialized units for stroke care, neurotrauma and traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and spine surgery, epilepsy, chronic pain, acute rehabilitation and neurosurgery.

Located walking distance on the medical campus.


Ohio State East Hospital

The Ohio State East Hospital blends academic medicine with a community-based setting in a comprehensive outpatient facility and 190-bed hospital on Columbus’ east side. Home to a Level III Trauma Center, East Hospital provides a full range of medical and surgical services to patients throughout central Ohio, including orthopedics, general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, cardiovascular and pulmonary care, urology, family medicine, general internal medicine and emergency medicine.

Located within 15 minute drive from medical campus. Shuttle service is also provided.


Nationwide Children's Hospital

As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is where medical students are trained in pediatric care and is currently ranked #6 for best children's hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Located within 15 minute drive from medical campus. Shuttle service is also provided.


Ohio State Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital

At Ohio State’s nationally ranked inpatient rehabilitation services at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, residents receive training in general and neurorehabilitation, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal ultrasound to helps individuals live their lives to the fullest after disabilities caused by trauma, illness, congenital deficits or disease. 

Located walking distance on the medical campus.


Ohio State Harding Hospital

Ohio State Harding Hospital provides the most comprehensive behavioral health care services for adults, older adults, children and adolescents in central Ohio. 

Located walking distance on the medical campus.

Why choose The Ohio State University College of Medicine?

Why choose The Ohio State University College of Medicine?

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