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Our curriculum is student-centered with focus on hands-on experience, problem-based and small group learning. Students receive training in all areas of medicine, with additional emphasis on osteopathic manipulation.

The first two years of medical school focus on the basic sciences and the last two years on the clinical sciences. Students are exposed to a wide-variety of clinical experience with rotations available across the state.

Our Graduates
The College has graduated 2,240 physicians. About two-thirds are in primary care. The remaining one-third of our DOs practice in a range of specialties, from dermatology to neurology, surgery to psychiatry, anesthesiology to gastroenterology.

Our History

  • Founded by the state legislature in 1972 to provide primary care physicians to small towns and rural areas of Oklahoma
  • Merged with Oklahoma State University in 1988
  • One of five campuses in the OSU system
  • Located on the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Tulsa

Degrees Offered

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)
The curriculum includes simulated clinical experiences, opportunities for independent study, and frequent consultation with faculty members and community-based physicians. In a spiral curriculum, study matter is continuously reintroduced to the student in greater depth and complexity. This method serves to reinforce prior learning and promote meaningful retention. The curriculum integrates subject matter derived from the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences to permit full comprehension of the clinician's work and to provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning by the student. The curriculum is designed to implement a 24 month clerkship program within the four-year program of professional education. Details...

Dual D.O./M.B.A.
This one-year accelerated program through the OSU College of Business Administration is open to students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  It is designed to integrate the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to help you achieve your career goals.  The 36-hour program includes 30 hours of MBA core coursework in the fall and spring semesters with six elective MBA hours taken in the summmer. Details...

Dual D.O./M.S.
Students in the dual degree D.O./M.S. Program, upon successful completion of required coursework,  are guaranteed acceptance into OSU-COM in the following year. The student must complete one full year of M.S. requirements and earn “B” or better grades in each course. Details...

Dual D.O./Ph.D.
This dual degree program, a six year program, is an excellent education option for students who wish to pursue careers in medical research and/or academic medicine. The first two years are the basic science years of the D.O. program. The middle two years are graduate study, research and dissertation of the Ph.D. program. The final two years are the clinical science years of the D.O. program. At the end of the six years, the student is expected to have completed the requirements for the D.O. degree and the Ph.D. degree. For information, contact admissions at patrick.anderson@okstate.edu. Details...