The Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery was established by the Oklahoma
legislature in 1972 to meet the growing demand for physicians in the state. Two years
later the first class of 36 students reported for orientation in June at the temporary
campus at Ninth Street and Cincinnati Avenue in downtown Tulsa. In April 1977 the
OCOMS campus was dedicated at its current location just west of the Arkansas River
at 17th Street and Southwest Boulevard.