Education and Research

Training tomorrow’s leaders while driving breakthroughs in medicine.


Implementing an innovative multidisciplinary education model to educate the most
diverse and sought-after health professionals in the world


College of Medicine

Ohio State College of Medicine is ranked 32nd in the nation and 12th among public universities in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools ranking. The college received 7,199 applications for its 2017 entering medical class of 197 students.

The college’s innovative Lead.Serve.Inspire. curriculum places students in clinical settings from the start of their first year. It fully integrates foundational and clinical science to prepare students for the future of medicine. We are one of the few colleges in the world to offer five dual medical degrees: MD/PhD, MD/MBA, MD/JD, MD/MHA and MD/MPH. 

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The School of Health and Rehabilitation

Nationally recognized as a leader in training individuals for careers in the allied health professions, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences offers seven accredited baccalaureate degree programs: Athletic Training, Health Information Management and Systems, Health Sciences, Medical Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Science, Radiologic Sciences and Therapy and Respiratory Therapy as well as accredited nationally ranked doctorate-level programs in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, a Master of Science in Allied Medicine and a PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The school has more than 1,700 students.

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Surgery Residency Faculty with Students

Graduate and Residency Programs

More than 60 accredited graduate and residency programs train more than 800 residents and fellows each year. In addition, users in approximately 150 countries have access to Ohio State’s web-based continuing medical education training programs each year. 

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) has given its highest award status to our Center for Continuing Medical Education, reflecting compliance with ACCME’s commendation criteria. The new accreditation runs until March 31, 2024.


Seven Health Sciences Colleges

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 adjacent to the tremendous resources and expertise of The Ohio State University campus in Columbus. This proximity fosters collaborations with other university departments, which gives Ohio State tremendous potential to promote scientific partnerships and translate research discoveries into medical therapies and technologies. 

Such efforts have resulted in the Mathematical Biosciences Institute and multiple research labs and centers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dual degree programs such as MD/MBA, MD/JD and MD/PhD have been developed with the Michael E. Moritz College of Law, the Max M. Fisher College of Business and the College of Public Health.


Pioneering life-altering biomedical discoveries and their
translation into breakthrough healthcare solutions


Nationally Recognized

  • One of only 64 members of a National Institutes of Health consortium that speeds the translation of  scientific discovery into better patient care.
  • One of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States; the NCI rated our center “exceptional” – the NCI’s highest ranking.
  • More than 2,000 active research studies and clinical trials in virtually every medical specialty.
  • Four faculty members currently elected to the National Academy of Medicine and two to the National Academy of Sciences.


Our Research Centers and Institutes

The medical center has more than 20 research centers and institutes, along with 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions and brand campuses of The Ohio State University. Some of our most recognized research centers are:

  • Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
  • The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
  • Nisonger Center
  • Center for RNA Biology
  • Center for Microbial Interface Biology
  • Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Opportunities for research partnerships in Columbus

Opportunities for research partnerships in Columbus

Ohio State isn't isolated when it comes to intellect and innovation. Opportunities for partnership through research and development abound. Have an idea? There's plenty of help available in Columbus:

SciTech (Science and Technology Campus Corporation)

State-of-the-art research park located on The Ohio State University campus that links world-class academic technical expertise with cutting-edge, commercial, technology-based innovation.

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The world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization.

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Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)

A division of the American Chemical Society, CAS is the world’s authority for current chemical and scientific information.

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IBM Client Center for Advanced Analytics

Advancing research, development, client services and skills training in the areas of analytics, big data and cognitive computing.

The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

One of the fastest-growing pediatric research centers in the United States.

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Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC)

The world’s largest library cooperative, with shared, online cataloging serving more than 16,000 member libraries in 120 countries.

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A member-guided group that supports collaboration between more than 3,100 bioscience-related organizations to manufacture products, provide essential services and research the next breakthrough at 3,994 facilities in Ohio.

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Ohio Third Frontier

Technology-based economic development initiative that funds Ohio technology-based companies, universities, nonprofit research institutions and other organizations to create new technology-based products, companies, industries and jobs.

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Ohio TechAngels

One of the largest angel investor networks in the country, focused on innovation in life sciences, information technology and advanced materials.

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Working at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is more than just a job – our researchers play a central role in improving people’s lives every day.

Shared Governance

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has full fiduciary
authority for both the academic and health sciences organizations


Board of Trustees

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has full fiduciary authority for both the academic and health sciences organizations. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Board is the governing body responsible to the University Board of Trustees for operation, oversight and coordination of the health sciences entities. 

The Wexner Medical Center Board is responsible for the development and strategic allocation of resources, planning and delivery of medical services and other related powers and duties, and is subject to the ultimate authority of the University Board of Trustees.

The Wexner Medical Center Board comprises up to 15 voting members:

  • Up to five members of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees appointed annually by the chair of the University Board of Trustees and ratified by the University Board of Trustees. 

  • Up to six public members appointed by the chair of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees in consultation with the university president and the chair of the University Board of Trustees Governance Committee and ratified by the University Board of Trustees.

  • Four ex-officio voting members consisting of the chair of The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, the university president, the university chief financial officer and the executive vice president for Health Sciences. 

  • The Wexner Medical Center Board also includes these ex-officio nonvoting members: 
    • The dean of the College of Medicine 
    • The chief executive officer of the Faculty Group Practice 
    • The chief executive officer of The Ohio State University Health System 
    • The chief executive officer(s) or executive director(s) of all Ohio State Wexner Medical Center hospitals

Learn more about the Wexner Medical Center’s 2017-2024 Strategic Plan


General Questions

How often are jobs updated online?

New jobs are posted every Monday.

Where can I learn more about OSU benefits?

As part of The Ohio State University, we're pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes traditional insurance-based benefits, state retirement options, free Ohio State tuition and access to world-class cultural, sporting and exercise facilities and events. All benefits begin the first day of employment. You can learn more at

I’m interested in a research job at Ohio State’s College of Medicine. Where should I apply?

Applicants interested in any position within Ohio State’s Health System, College of Medicine, Office of Health Sciences, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, or Comprehensive Cancer Center should apply online at

Applicants interested in University positions can apply at

Questions about applying

Can I apply to all of the positions that interest me at once?

No, you must apply for each position separately.

I understand that a resume is not required to apply, but am I able to attach one?

Yes. If you would like to include a resume, you can upload your resume as an attachment.

NOTE: You may only include one attachment. If you would like to include a cover letter or other items, please save as one file.


What information will I need to complete an application?

Be sure to have the following information on hand:
  • Work history
  • References – You will need to provide two references (for example, a supervisor, manager or clinical instructor). Do not submit family members, co-workers or friends as references.
  • Educational background
  • Licenses or certifications (including active license numbers)

Is a resume required to apply online?

No. A resume is not required to apply online.

Can I save my application and come back later to finish?

Yes. In general, you should plan on saving your work every 15 minutes to avoid losing any application data. You can do this by clicking on the “Save as Draft” button. To access your saved application, log in and click “My Career Tools” at the top of the page to display all of your current and previous applications.

I am not able to move to the next section of the application when I click “Next.” What should I do?

If you are unable to move on to the next page of the online application, you are likely missing information. At the top of the application page, you will see notes, in red that tell you what is missing. Complete this required information to move on to the next section.

Questions about submitted applications

If I have more questions about a job that I've applied for, whom should I contact?

Contact our Recruitment team at 614- 293-4995 and choose Option 1 during business hours of 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For technical inquiries, you may also email us at

How do I know if my application was submitted correctly?

When you have completed your online application, click “Submit Application.” You will receive an automated email confirming that your application has been completed successfully.

How can I find the status of my application?

Log in to our Careers website. Click on “My Career Tools” at the top of your home page. This will bring up a listing of each of the positions you have applied for and their status.

After I've applied, when will I hear back from someone?

A recruiter will contact you only if you are selected as a candidate for the position. There is not a set time frame for hearing back from us. This will vary depending on the number and types of openings we have, as well as the number and qualifications of other applicants. We receive a large volume of applications on a daily basis and are unable to call each candidate who applies for a job.

Search Questions

Can I customize my search?

Yes, you can search by:

  • Keyword: “nurse,” for example.
  • Advanced Search: In Advanced Search, you can customize criteria like location, job type and full- or part-time status.
  • Posted: In the Posted drop-down box, you can view positions that were posted this week, this month and earlier. 
NOTE: You must click the Search button to return any customized results.

This is my first time applying for a Medical Center job. How do I register for a username and password?

You will need a username and password to apply for any Medical Center job. To register:
  • Click the New User link in the upper right hand corner.
  • Complete the registration page. You can select any username and password that is easy for you to remember.
    • NOTE: The system requires you provide a unique email address. If you do not have an email address and need to create one, there are a number of free email providers (e.g.,, etc.)
  • Click Register.
These steps will take you to your Careers home page where you can search and apply for jobs.

I forgot my username/password. What should I do?

For User Name: Click Forgot User Name. Enter your email address and click Email User Name.

For Password: Click, Forgot Password. Enter your user name and click Reset Password.

For any other password help or technical inquiries, call Medical Center Human Resources at (614) 293-4995.

Do I need to log in to search for jobs?

No. You can search for and view open positions without logging into the application system, but to apply you will need to create an account and log in.

I am already a Medical Center employee; do I need to create a username and password to apply?

No. Medical Center employees (which includes Health System and College of Medicine) must use their Medical Center login and password to apply online through Employee Self-Service.

Note: logging in allows you to view job openings that are available to internal applicants.  

Can I save searches that I have customized?

Yes. Click on Save Search to save your customized search criteria. You will be prompted to log in. Once logged in, you can name your search for future reference (e.g., Nursing Jobs). You also have the option to enter an e-mail address to be notified when new positions that match your search are available. Simply check the Notify me when new jobs meet my criteria box and enter your e-mail address in the Send email notification to box.

To access your saved searches later, log in and click My Saved Searches at the top of the page.

I currently work for the University; do I need to create a username and password to apply?

No, University employees must use their lastname.# login and password to apply online through Employee Self-Service.


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