Gallipolis resident earns medical degree

GALLIPOLIS — Dane A. Black, of Gallipolis, was among the students who received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic at the college’s May 7 commencement exercises.

The son of Daniel and Michele Black, of Gallipolis, Dr. Black earned, in 2008, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Rio Grande, after being home-schooled through 2006. After graduation, Dr. Black will begin a residency in family medicine at Holzer Health System in Gallipolis.

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.