President, OSU Center for Health Sciences
Provost, OSU Center for Health Sciences
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chair and Professor of Pediatrics
Kayse Shrum, D.O., a professor of pediatrics, was named Provost and Dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. During her leadership tenure, she has focused on expanding the physician pipeline by increasing the number of students from rural Oklahoma who are interested in attending medical school. She has worked with high schools and FFA chapters across the state, implemented an early admissions program with OSU's College of Arts and Sciences and Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in Stillwater, and launched Operation Orange, a series of summer camps designed to increase interest of rural high school students in the medical field. As Provost, Shrum has also overseen an overhaul of curriculum requirements for students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, including the addition of a rural medical track. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report named OSU-CHS the "Most Popular Medical School" in the nation.