The Ohio State University
College of Medicine
Is Leading the Way

The world is changing. Medicine is changing. At The Ohio State University College of Medicine, we are leading the way.

The Ohio State University College of Medicine is known for curricular innovation, pioneering research and outstanding patient care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. With 2,000-plus faculty members, the college comprises 19 clinical departments, seven basic science departments and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

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Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, located in one of the most comprehensive health sciences campuses in America – with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Optometry, Public Health and Veterinary Medicine in close proximity – is part of The Ohio State University campus. This proximity fosters collaboration with other university departments, which makes Ohio State unique in its potential to promote scientific partnerships and the direct translation of research discoveries into new medical therapies and technologies. We offer dual-degree programs such as MD/MBA, MD/JD, MD/PhD and MD/MHA in collaboration with the Fisher College of Business, the College of Law and the College of Public Health.

The only academic medical center in central Ohio is at the forefront of medicine, where discovery and innovation in research laboratories make unique, effective therapies available to patients months, even years, before other hospitals. These initiatives are taking place within Ohio State's College of Medicine, more than a dozen affiliated research centers and seven hospitals.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute is a dedicated cancer hospital and research center. The OSUCCC – James is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers and one of only a few centers conducting NCI-sponsored phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer agents.

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Education Excellence

The Ohio State University College of Medicine was founded in 1914. It now has 23 programs with 2,568 students: 11 undergraduate programs with 1,129 students, 11 graduate programs with 597 students and one professional program with 842 students.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranked our College of Medicine 32nd overall and 12th among public medical schools in its 2018-2019 America's “Best Graduate Schools” list. Our Occupational Therapy program is ranked 12th in the nation and our Physical Therapy program 10th
  • U.S. News ranked our online bachelor's degree in Health Sciences #1 in the nation in 2018
  • Our College of Medicine received 7,226 applications for its 2018 entering medical class of 202 students
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges in 2018 ranked our College of Medicine sixth out of more than 150 medical schools for total number of African American students enrolled
  • More than 800 residents and fellows train in more than 60 accredited residency programs each year
  • More than 14,000 College of Medicine MD and residency program graduates practice in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries

Research Excellence

The 2017 Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research Rankings, a compilation of NIH funding rankings for U.S. medical schools, placed four of our programs in the top 20 and one of our programs in the top 10 nationwide:

  • Emergency Medicine: #10 with more than $1.1 million (#17 in 2016)
  • Neurosciences: #20 with just under $7.8 million (#27 in 2016)
  • Otolaryngology: #16 with more than $2.1 million (#17 in 2016)
  • Physiology: #19 with nearly $7.8 million (#40 in 2016)
  • Surgery: #18 with more than $6.2 million (#15 in 2016)

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