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Michael J. Rice, Ed.D. currently serves as the Director of Admissions for the College of Osteopathic Medicine for Duquesne University. In his current role, he works with the Assistant Dean for Admissions on developing and implementing comprehensive marketing and recruitment plans to meet the enrollment goals of the osteopathic medical college enrollment goals and all current and future graduate programs. Additionally, he will provide leadership and direction in developing initiatives focused on increasing the number of diverse and academically qualified students and coordinating efforts with the appropriately involved departments on campus. Michael has more than 17 years of admissions/recruitment experience in higher education and most recently worked as the associate director of admissions for Ohio University’s medical school for 10 years.

Michael earned a BA degree in marketing from Marietta College, an MBA, and an Ed.D. degree from UOP and Northcentral Universities respectively. His dissertation topic was, “An Analysis of the Effectiveness of a Midwest Osteopathic Medical School’s Pipeline Programs Graduation and GME Match of URM and Disadvantaged Student”: A qualitative archival study designed to evaluate the efficacy of the medical school’s pipeline programs through the comparison of several educational outcomes including the support of the school’s mission of increasing the number of primary care physician graduates and on-time graduation and residency match.

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Rice, M.J. (2018). The Sumner 7: A history of Sumner High School Parkersburg, WV. Claire Aldin Publications, LLC.

First-Generation Student Perceptions in Osteopathic Medical Education-Sebastian Diaz, Ph.D., Jennifer Gwilym, DO, John Schriner, PhD, Michael Rice, EdD, Jill Harman, MEd- October 2018-presentation

Rice, M. J. (2016). An analysis of the effectiveness of a midwest osteopathic medical school's pipeline programs: Graduation and GME match of URM and disadvantaged students (Order No. 10150193). Available from ProQuest Central; ProQuest Central; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1833159740). hĴps:// 6