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OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine

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The College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of 44 osteopathic medical schools in the nation. Two-thirds of the graduates practice in primary care (family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology) and one-third practice in specialty areas such as dermatology, neurology, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, psychiatry, anesthesiology and gastroenterology. 

Why OSU College of Medicine?

  • Class size: We keep our class sizes small to foster an environment of personal attention and strong relationships with faculty and staff. This allows for one-on-one learning interactions with faculty, physician mentors and other students.
  • Technology: We integrate state-of-the-art technology into student curriculum through online learning resources, our new medical simulation center and mobile telemedicine clinic.
  • Student life: Tulsa is a great place to live, work and attend school. As a student you have the opportunity to be involved in the many student organizations tailored to your specific goals and hobbies.
  • Commitment to community: From local health fairs to an active adopt-a-school program, getting involved in the community is part of the OSU culture.
  • Diversity: OSU Medicine prepares you by providing diversity training and awareness in all aspects of academics and activities. Our students will have the skills necessary to educate and appreciate patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Graduates: From the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, our students can seek residencies across the country practicing any specialty they choose.

The D.O. Difference

A Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) is a fully-trained physician who can practice in all medical specialties. Osteopathic physicians are licensed to perform surgery, prescribe medicine and utilize manipulative treatment. Osteopathic medicine is a philosophy of caring for people, not just treating symptoms.

  • Whole person philosophy: Osteopathic physicians practice a whole person approach to medicine. Instead of treating specific symptoms or illnesses they regard the body as an integrated whole.
  • Extra training: Osteopathic physicians receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system which provides a better understanding of the ways in which an injury or illness in one part of the body can affect another.
  • Preventative care: Osteopathic physicians focus on preventive health care.
  • Comprehensive approach: By incorporating osteopathic manipulative treatment methods, osteopathic physicians offer the most comprehensive health care available in medicine today.

AOA Code of Ethics

Administration, faculty, and staff of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine adhere to the American Osteopathic Association's Code of Ethics, adopted by the College in 2008. As student members of the osteopathic profession, OSU-COM students are expected to comply with the AOA Code of Ethics.