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Fredonia resident earns medical degree

Cory W. Gotowka of Fredonia, N.Y., was among the students who received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the college’s May 11 commencement exercises.

The son of Carol and Walter Gotowka of Dunkirk, N.Y., in 2012 Dr. Gotowka earned a B.S. in biology from John Carroll University, and is a 2008 graduate of St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, N.Y. After graduation, Dr. Gotowka will begin a residency in pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

The 2019 graduating class was the 40th 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% practice in Ohio.

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