Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Oklahoma State University was established in 1890. It is a public school with 6 undergraduate schools, and 1 graduate school. The College of Osteopathic Medicine originally opened in 1972 and enrolled its first class in 1974, which graduated in 1977. That year the college moved to its permanent campus on the west bank of the Arkansas River, near downtown Tulsa. In 1988, the College of Osteopathic Medicine joined Oklahoma State University.


4-year. Divided into basic and clinical sciences, and emphasizes primary care. The program uses a coordinated, spiraling systems approach in which subject matter is continuously reintroduced in greater depth and complexity. First year: Concentrates on the basic sciences and preliminary clinical concepts. Preparation of the student for early patient contact requires a foundation in anatomy, physiology, behavioral science, techniques of physical examination, diagnosis and patient interview, and recognition of normal and abnormal patterns of physical conditions and disease. Second year: Emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of the structure and function of body systems. In addition, students are introduced to specialized clinical care and medical procedures related to each body system and receive continuing instruction in osteopathic principles and practices. Third and fourth years: Devoted exclusively to clinical rotations, where students work with patients under physicianfaculty supervision. Students rotate through basic hospital services, including general medicine, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. Other clinical training occurs at a small rural hospital, a primary care clinic, a psychiatric facility, a community health facility, and offices of private physicians. The curriculum is based on the semester system, with summers off, except the last year and one half, which is continuous. Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Tulsa Regional Medical Center (521 beds), Enid Regional Hospital (101 beds), Hillcrest Health Center, St. Anthony Medical Center, Medical Center of Southeast Oklahoma, and 30 other rural community hospitals in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Housing Not offered.


Completion of 4 years of college preferred, the MCAT and at least a 3.0 grade point average and 2.75 science cumulative average are necessary. English and the basic premedical science courses are required plus 1 of the following courses: biochemistry, histology, embryology, comparative anatomy, cellular or molecular biology, or microbiology. An entering class size of 88 students is anticipated. Selected applicants may be asked to submit a supplemental application form from their preprofessional advisory committee and from an osteopathic physician. The AACOMAS and supplemental applications, recommendations, and interview assessment will form the basis of a decision on suitability for admission.

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