Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

OSU Center for Health Sciences Mission

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences educates and trains osteopathic physicians, research scientists and other healthcare professionals with emphasis on serving rural and underserved Oklahoma.

OSU Center for Health Sciences Vision

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will be recognized for:

  • Fulfilling the health care needs 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

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine educates osteopathic primary care physicians with an emphasis on serving rural and underserved Oklahoma.

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Vision

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine will be recognized for:

  • Fulfilling the health care needs of rural and underserved Oklahoma
  • Producing graduates who are dedicated, effective, and compassionate community leaders
  • Providing excellent care and health-related community service
  • Being a leader and innovator in education
  • Being the medical school of choice

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

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