About OSU Center for Health Sciences
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 and the School of Allied Health.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences educates and trains osteopathic
physicians, scientists and health care professionals, with an emphasis on providing
health care for rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma.
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
Going Above and Beyond for Oklahoma
Educating Tomorrow's Leaders
We educate osteopathic physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and health
care administrators. We offer graduate and professional degrees with over 1,000 students
enrolled in academic programs.
Caring for all Oklahomans
OSU Center for Health Sciences operates an extensive clinic system in Tulsa, employing
over 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.
Advancing the Frontier of Research
We foster a vibrant research culture that promotes innovation and encourages multidisciplinary
The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences 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.