Heritage College of Osteopathic
Emilee Ritchie of Stow was among the students who received a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college's May 7 commencement exercises.
The daughter of Ann and Bruce Ritchie of Munroe Falls, Dr. Ritchie earned a bachelor's degree with honors in biology from John Carroll University in 2012, and is a 2008 graduate of Stow-Munroe Falls High School. After graduation, Dr. Ritchie will begin a residency in emergency medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.
The 2016 graduating class was the 37th to graduate from the Heritage College, which was created by the Ohio Legislature in 1975, and is the only institution in the state accredited to educate osteopathic physicians.
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in training dedicated primary care physicians who are prepared to address the most pervasive medical needs in the state and the nation. Approximately 50 percent of Heritage College alumni practice in primary care and nearly 60 percent practice in Ohio.