Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences


Living in Tulsa

Welcome to Tulsa!  OSU Medical Center is located in the heart of downtown Tulsa, a city of over 400,000 people, which swells to nearly 1.2M when accounting for the adjacent suburbs that make up the metropolitan area.  Tulsa sits on the banks of the Arkansas River and rose to prominence in the 1920's when it was considered the "Oil Capital of the World".  The linking of Tulsa to both Chicago and California via Route 66, helped to diversify the area and give rise to the eclectic and thriving art and music scene that Tulsa is known for today.  There are two world renown museums in town, the Gilcrease and Philbrook museums.  The BOK Center hosts large national acts ranging from Adele to The Chainsmokers, while Cains Ballroom was recently ranked alongside Grand Ole Oprey and Hollywood Bowl as a top ten venue to watch live music.  Southern Hills Country Club consistently hosts major PGA events such as the PGA Championship and US Open and Tulsa is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers AA affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers.  Over the last 10 years and driven in large part by Tulsa's young professionals, Tulsa's downtown district has experienced a development boom.  Neighborhoods such as the blue dome district are leading the way with countless interesting concepts for food, drink and entertainment.  Similarly, the river front area is undergoing a tremendous transformation following the largest private gift to a public park in US history.  The $350 million dollar donation will help construct A Gathering Place for Tulsa, which will be a 100 acre public park adjacent to downtown and the river front, and is expected to attract over 1 million visitors annually.  Tulsa is a remarkable community that marries some of the best aspects of large and small town living.  We welcome you to look through some of the links below and encourage you to take the opportunity to visit us as you consider your options for resident training.   

 

 

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