A group of OSU-CHS medical students plan to advocate for the osteopathic profession during the annual Osteopathic Medicine Day at the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday, March 30.
The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association will host lunch and an early legislative briefing outlining legislation that impacts osteopathic medicine in the state. Topics include state funding of OSU Medical Center, regulations that endanger patient access to health care and the need for more primary care physicians in rural Oklahoma.
In the afternoon, students will meet with lawmakers to discuss health care concerns and osteopathic medicine in Oklahoma. The students also will be introduced in both the House and Senate chambers. OSU-CHS students also will travel to Washington, D.C. on April 13 to discuss health policies with members of Congress on DO Day on Capitol Hill.