On the Athens Campus
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s training facilities, classrooms, labs and offices are housed in five buildings on or near Ohio University’s West Green. The college’s newest building is the Academic & Research Center, or ARC, which opened in 2010. The ARC, a dynamic, integrated learning and research center, features an innovative design that fosters learning and encourages creativity and collaboration across disciplines. It is one of only a few such facilities in the country.
Grosvenor Hall and Grosvenor Hall West house the new Heritage Clinical Training and Assessment Center & Community Clinic, which opened in spring 2011. This facility features state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology, including mannequins that can be programmed to simulate various health conditions, an emergency/surgical laboratory suite, complete with a scrub station, advanced life support cardiac monitors, an anesthesia machine, intravenous pumps and crash carts. The Heritage Community Clinic offers free clinics to qualifying adults residing in Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Morgan, Perry and Washington in the areas of primary care, diabetes and dermatology. The Heritage Community Clinic also has two mobile health clinics that regularly visit multiple counties in southeastern Ohio. These mobile clinics contain fully equipped exam rooms in which our nurses and physicians provide care such as breast and cervical cancer screenings and childhood immunizations.
Heritage College’s osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) classroom in Grosvenor Hall features a raised, central platform for the instructor and three large plasma screens with six large projection screens to give all students an unobstructed view of OMM demonstrations. The lab has a Mediasite station that captures all of the OMM presentations and lectures and makes them available over the network for review via a secured connection. Locker rooms are adjacent to the OMM lab for students’ convenience.
Our two gross anatomy facilities in Grosvenor Hall feature plasma screens connected to remote-controlled overhead teaching cameras that allow close-ups of specimens. Heritage College has its own plastination lab—one of only a few hundred in the country—which allows the production of plastinated specimens. Additionally, the microanatomy lab and small group rooms feature high resolution video projectors and audio visual equipment designed to enhance the student learning experience.
Grosvenor Hall and Grosvenor Hall West also house admissions, student affairs, a learning resource center, administrative offices, small meeting rooms and classrooms.
Irvine Hall features an auditorium with two lecture halls and an attractive brick lobby often used for college functions. In the lecture halls, table-type seating accommodates student laptop computers and other required materials. Tables are outfitted with a push-to-talk microphone system that increases interaction during lectures. Irvine also houses several small group meeting rooms outfitted with plasma screens, classrooms, administrative and faculty offices, and some biomedical research laboratories, with many others located in the ARC, and the Life Science Center, a recent addition to the campus.
Additional administrative and faculty offices are located in Parks Hall.
On the Cleveland Campus
Our Cleveland site is located minutes from Interstate 480 and the Interstate 271 Harvard interchange in the Cleveland suburb of Warrensville Heights, about 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland. This new campus includes 60,000 square feet of academic and administrative space housed within Building A on the campus of Cleveland Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital. Known as “The Friendly City,” Warrensville Heights is an emerging Cleveland suburb that is home to several educational centers, corporations, shopping centers and parks.
Building A at South Pointe Hospital not only houses all Heritage College labs, classrooms, offices, and study spaces, it is also home to several Cleveland Clinic offices including a Wound Care Center, a Cancer Center, a Physical Therapy Center, and several offices of practicing physicians. Because the Heritage College campus is also part of a hospital facility, the lobby of the main entrance is staffed with a security guard, patient transporter, and a receptionist to greet the building guests. In order to have access to the facility, Heritage College students must also undergo Cleveland Clinic onboard training.
Most instruction occurs in the Learning Labs, also known as Pod Rooms, equipped with the latest technology for presentations, interactions with others both on and off site, and interactions with students and faculty via educational groupware and videoconferencing. The Clinical Training and Assessment Center, complete with standardized and simulated patient rooms as well as a simulated emergency and operating room, provides a realistic yet controlled environment to gain diagnostic clinical skills, master complex technical procedures, and develop communication skills early in the education process.
Building A also contains the gross anatomy lab complete with high-magnification cameras and large-screen displays to allow faculty to zoom in on structures and broadcast images throughout the room and across buildings and campuses. The OMM lab contains 20 full-featured tables and large-screen displays throughout the lab ensuring students have a full view of instructor demonstrations. Video technology allows faculty members to connect the gross anatomy and OMM labs, integrating musculoskeletal anatomy instruction and problem-solving in clinical settings. This building also contains locker rooms, as well as an exercise facility.
On the Dublin Campus
Our Dublin location is easily accessible via Interstate 270 and is located 14 miles from downtown Columbus. This new campus encompasses 65,000 square feet across three buildings on 15 acres. Click here for a virtual tour of the campus.
OhioHealth Medical Education Building 1 is the main building containing administrative and faculty offices, conference rooms, small group seminar rooms, group study rooms, a cafe’, the Learning Resource Center, the OMM lab, and our Learning Labs, also known as Pod Rooms.
As the main classroom space, the Learning Labs are equipped with the latest technology for presentations, interactions with others both on and off site, and interactions with students and faculty via educational groupware and videoconferencing.
The OMM lab contains 15 full-featured tables and large-screen displays throughout the lab ensuring students have a full view of instructor demonstrations. Video technology allows faculty members to connect the gross anatomy and OMM labs, integrating musculoskeletal anatomy instruction and problem-solving in clinical settings.
OhioHealth Medical Education Building 2 houses the Clinical Training and Assessment Center (CTAC) and biomedical science faculty offices. In the CTAC, simulated physician clinic spaces allow students to practice clinical skills with standardized patients in a realistic yet controlled environment to gain diagnostic clinical skills, master complex technical procedures, and develop communication skills early in the education process. Students will also train in a replicated operating theater and emergency room, which features a wide variety of state-of-the-art medical equipment and technology, including mannequins that can be programmed to simulate various health conditions in order for medical students to practice medical techniques. The skills lab provides the venue to learn a variety of clinical skills such as suturing, advanced cardiac life support, basic life support, phlebotomy and more.
The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Anatomy Lab contains the gross anatomy lab complete with high-magnification cameras and large-screen displays to allow faculty to zoom in on structures and broadcast images throughout the room and across buildings and campuses. This building also contains locker rooms, as well as exercise and shower facilities.
As Heritage College students enter their third year of medical education (clinical clerkship), most will relocate to our clinical campus sites around the state for rotations with clinical faculty in ambulatory settings and hospitals. Students who attended the Cleveland and Dublin campuses for the preclinical years will remain in those areas to participate in clinical clerkships provided by the respective preeminent educational partners.
Because technology plays a vital role in our curricula, Heritage College students must have laptop computers capable of interfacing with OU and Heritage College wireless systems. Computer labs are also available for student use.
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine offers COREnet as a communications technology network designed for students, interns, residents, faculty, staff and alumni of the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education. COREnet allows real time distance learning through “face-to-face” video presentations and discussions over a national telecommunications network that supports two-way communication during basic science and clinical tutorials, case-study presentations, and live demonstrations of osteopathic manipulative treatment and other procedures. Students are able to talk with physician preceptors and basic science professors “face-to-face” even though miles apart.
High resolution document cameras which can be connected to a videoconference unit are available for classrooms. Heritage College curricula use Blackboard for network access to instructional materials. Video recordings of lectures and all PowerPoint presentations are accessible via the network.
Videoconferencing can be scheduled and initiated from any clinical campus site to any other site(s). Any common video device (desktop or laptop computer, LCD projector, VCR, camcorder, endoscope, sigmoidoscope, etc.) can be attached to the system and included in a videoconference or training exercise. A regular telephone call can be incorporated into the videoconference to include individuals who may not have access to a videoconference room.
Access to e-mail, the Web and OhioLINK—a statewide library system that permits the user to search and borrow from more than five million titles—is available from any of the clinical campus sites via the Heritage College network. COREnet also provides access to thousands of medical education and clinical resources from major universities and hospitals, and offers a means of completing online exams for third- and fourth-year students. Each COREnet computer is equipped with software that enables the student to create documents and PowerPoint presentations. COREnet is a part of the OhiONE network, which is a partnership of health-care consortia utilizing high-speed interactive networks, videoconferences and telemedicine capabilities with gateways to the public switched network, effectively linking regional, national and international locations.
Heritage College Learning Resource Center
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) in Grosvenor Hall West, Dublin Medical Education Building 1, and Building A of South Pointe Hospital, are attractive student facilities and a hub of study. The LRC includes a quiet study area, a concise collection of current textbooks and references and photocopying equipment. The small group rooms on all campuses are equipped with plasma screens, DVD and video capabilities, computers and whiteboards—are popular spots for study groups.
The LRC’s holdings are specific to Heritage College curricula, and LRC personnel stand ready to help students locate appropriate study materials and media for their curriculum and to provide technical support in the use of LRC equipment.
Ohio University Health Sciences Library
The main library facility on the Athens campus—the Vernon R. Alden Library—houses the health sciences collection. The university libraries’ collection comprises nearly three million bound volumes, more than 46,000 periodical subscriptions and huge quantities of additional research materials—including microform units, maps, photographs, and DVDs.
In 2008, the transformation of the health sciences collection to a digital format began. Eighty percent of the collection is now virtual. This allows OU students, faculty, and staff access anytime, anywhere. The health sciences librarian provides reference and research assistance as well as bibliographic instruction to promote the development of information literacy skills as they apply to studies in health sciences.
ALICE, the Ohio University libraries’ online catalog, can access library holdings on the main and regional campuses from any library terminal and from outside locations via network connection. Workstations provide access to numerous internet-based databases as well as statewide resources on OhioLINK, national and international resources on the Internet, and to the vast Online Computer Library Center Catalog.
For more information about the Ohio University library system, visit www.library.ohiou.edu.