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Our mission at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences is to educate and train osteopathic physicians, scientists and health care professionals, with an emphasis on providing health care for rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma.


The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) was founded in 1972 as the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 1988, Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery merged into the OSU System and embraced a new name – the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 1997, OSU-CHS was established as an academic health center to extend OSU’s reach and expand OSU’s capabilities in the health sciences. Today, OSU-CHS is a premier academic health center comprised of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Forensic Sciences, the School of Health Care Administration, the School of Allied Health and a Physician Assistant Program.

Our Vision

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will be recognized for:
  • Fulfilling the health care needs of rural and underserved Oklahoma
  • Producing graduates who are dedicated, effective and compassionate community leaders
  • Advancing the frontier of medical research
  • Providing excellent care and health-related community service
  • Being a leader and innovator in education
  • Being the medical and graduate school of choice

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders

We educate osteopathic physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and health care administrators. We offer graduate and professional degrees with more than 1,000 students enrolled in academic programs.


Caring for all Oklahomans

OSU Center for Health Sciences operates an extensive clinic system in Tulsa, employing more than 90 full-time clinicians. Through our teaching hospital and network of clinics, we serve as a major provider of health care in Oklahoma.

Creating Healthier Communities

From rural health outreach to high school education programs, we partner with surrounding communities to promote health, wellness and education.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

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