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Program Director Welcome Letter

Welcome to the Oklahoma State University family, home of the OSU Medical Center and OMECO Teaching Health Center pediatric residency programs! We hope you find our website full of specific information about our residents, faculty, alumni and staff. All of the information about our curriculum, salary, benefits and training facilities can be found throughout this website. My hope is that you not only find the information needed but that you are able to see what makes our training environment at OSU such a wonderful place as you accomplish your goals and dreams of becoming a pediatric physician!


Our sponsorship by Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and the Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma, combined with our status as one of the largest training hospitals in the United States, means that our residents get the “best of both worlds.”  Our diverse and talented faculty wear many hats: they teach at state and national meetings, are recognized leaders in the community and are passionate advocates for whole-person-based primary care.  All of our residents learn the full-spectrum of pediatric medicine, including neonatal care, community medicine, and tremendous experience in outpatient and inpatient pediatric medicine, with an emphasis on osteopathic philosophy and practices. At the same time, our Oklahoma State University connection gives our residents access to significant academic resources and medical student teaching opportunities right here in Tulsa, a haven of Southern comfort and cosmopolitan style in the expansive Oklahoma plains.


We recognize that there are a multitude of excellent pediatric medicine training options in the country.  Why choose us?  One simple answer – the people. We are passionate about what we do and whom we serve.  When we ask residents, faculty, and staff what they most like about our residency program, the answer is universally “the people” and the sense of belonging to a learning community that feels like a family.  We want to continue to attract people who share our dedication to serving those who need it the most.  If you are committed to caring for the underserved and seek training in an academically rigorous yet “hands-on” learning environment, please be sure to contact us.  We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm with you. 



Shawna Duncan, D.O.
Pediatric Program Director
OSU Medical Center 


Laura Bode, D.O.
Pediatric Program Director
OMECO Teaching Health Center

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