Wellsville High grad accepted into Eli Lilly medical rotation program

Jacob A. Koopman

DUBLIN, Ohio — Wellsville High School graduate Jacob A. Koopman is the first medical student from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to take part in an innovative rotation program for aspiring physicians, offered by Eli Lilly and Co.

According to a news release from the pharmaceutical company, the Heritage College is one of four medical schools to partner with Lilly on its Medical Student Rotation Program, which began in 2014.

This four-week experiential learning program lets students become directly involved with departments within the firm such as research, clinical trial development, medical affairs, regulatory, bioethics and patient safety. Students can also meet and network with Lilly leaders.

Koopman, a third-year medical student at the Heritage College, Dublin, graduated from Wellsville High School with honors in 2009, then went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the Ohio State University in 2013, before enrolling at the Heritage College.

According to a release, 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.