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Goals and Objectives

Goals of Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Curriculum

  • Professional, trustworthy osteopathic practitioners using patient centered approach to analyze clinical problems, informed by current literature and to consider issues across the biological – psychological – social continuum
  • Lifelong learners
  • Reflective practitioners with the habit of assessing the impact of the medical practice on the lives of patients and vitality of the community
  • Civic leaders
  • Compassionate, committed, and caring physicians who embrace the osteopathic philosophy


Objectives of Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Curriculum

  • Identify, critically analyze, and solve problems that consider issues across multiple contexts as osteopathic practitioners related to patient care
  • Demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based practice in the treatment of patients and the application of relevant research.
  • Perform appropriate diagnostic and treatment skills that encompass the understanding and application of new scientific knowledge to patient care
  • Effectively lead and communicate with peers and healthcare team members
  • Demonstrate effective physician-patient interactions
  • Initiate and sustain life-long learning in order to remain well-informed of relevant scientific evidence related to patient care and medical research
  • Effectively provide premier quality of care driven by compassion, integrity, honesty, cultural awareness, and ethical principles
  • Demonstrate the osteopathic philosophy in medical practice while upholding the Osteopathic Oath in professional conduct
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to provide exemplary patient care to underserved and rural Oklahoma communities
  • Incorporate osteopathic manual manipulation as a diagnostic and treatment modality in patient care
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