A Message from
Dean K. Craig Kent, MD

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

Here at the Ohio State College of Medicine, we have a long tradition of excellence. This tradition reflects the hard work that our faculty, staff and students put forth every day to fulfill our mission of improving health in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education and patient care. And our new strategic plan provides a clear vision for our collective future, affording countless opportunities to imagine and realize amazing new heights

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The plan, which includes a building project termed Framework 2.0, outlines significant growth and improvements for the medical center and the College of Medicine. Over the next five to seven years, campus will boast a new College of Medicine, a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility, a new 880-bed hospital tower as well as four new ambulatory sites. As we strive to continue our trajectory as a top academic medical center, these new facilities will help us grow in all three areas of the academic mission.

Ohio State College of Medicine is among the best places anywhere to train to become a doctor. This year, we welcomed our most diverse class ever; 24 percent of the incoming class is underrepresented minorities, the average GPA was 3.8 and the average MCAT score was at the 90th percentile. We invite you to read more in this report about the ways our rich diversity has enhanced our students' education as well as their connection with the community.

This past year, our researchers obtained more than 500 awards totaling well over $200 million. And because our generous donors supplied millions more, our laboratories and research programs are bursting with breakthrough discoveries. Here within, we will introduce you to several of our most generous supporters and our most impressive researchers – clinician scientists and scientists who are pioneering life-altering biomedical discoveries and their translation into breakthrough healthcare solutions.

Our mission is clear. We are committed to success. The future of medicine is happening today at Ohio State.

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K. Craig Kent, MD
Dean, College of Medicine
Vice President for Health Sciences
Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine


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