As one of America's top-ranked academic medical centers, our mission is to improve people’s lives in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education and patient care.

Our Mission


Education Excellence

The Ohio State University College of Medicine is consistently ranked among the top 40 medical schools in the United States and among the top 15 public universities. The college’s innovative curriculum places students in clinical settings from the start of their first year. We are one of the few schools in the world to offer five dual medical degrees: MD/PhD, MD/MBA, MD/JD, MD/MHA and MD/MPH.

Our School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences offers degrees in athletic training, health sciences, medical dietetics, radiologic science, respiratory therapy and physical therapy.

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


Research Excellence

Our medical center is home to more than 20 research centers and institutes and 25 core research laboratories that promote collaboration among experts from virtually all departments, divisions and branch campuses of The Ohio State University.

Some of our most recognized research centers are:


Clinical Excellence

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is earning international distinction in our six Signature Programs – cancer, critical care, heart, imaging, neurosciences and transplantation. In addition, we offer clinical care in virtually every medical specialty and subspecialty through a unified physician practice, representing more than 1,000 pre-eminent physicians. Our seen hospitals and network of community-based offices and care centers manage more than a million patient visits each year.

We're one of only 12 medical centers in the nation to receive the 2016 UHC Quality Leadership Award from the University HealthSystem Consortium. We ranked #3 among 104 academic medical centers based on quality, safety, efficiency and patient-centered care.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical was selected as a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Track-1 ACO for the January 1, 2018 program start date. Access the participation waiver protection sought as part of the application process.

Proud Part of The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a proud part of one of America’s largest and most comprehensive universities. On the university’s main Columbus campus, more than 56,000 students are able to choose from 14 colleges, 175 undergraduate majors and 240 master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs. Ohio State is consistently ranked as Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities.

The university’s research innovations have attained world-class status, particularly in critical areas such as global climate change, cancer, infectious disease, neurosciences, advanced materials and ag-bio products that feed and fuel the world.

Founded as a federal land-grant institution in 1870, the university has awarded more than 670,000 degrees since 1878. Its legacy extends to more than 465,000 living alumni.

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