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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

MRHC Launches New Family Practice, Internal Medicine Residency Programs

McAlester Regional Health Center and the Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma in partnership with the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine announced the approval of two new residency programs in McAlester on Wednesday.

MRHC will offer residency programs in family practice and internal medicine with an emphasis on primary care and internal medicine in a rural setting. MRHC completed an extensive credentialing process and was approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) last month. The first group of residents will begin practicing in July.

The OSU Center for Rural Health has worked with MRHC in the accreditation of the residency programs and providing start-up funding through the Oklahoma Hospital Residency Training Program. The funding was approved by the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Falllin in June to create new residency programs at rural hospitals across the state. 

Ronald Tanner, D.O., Ph.D., will serve as MRHC's director of medical education. Tanner, a family practice physician, is double board certified in emergency medicine and family medicine. Tanner has served on the committee to design and administer the National Certifying Exam for Hospitalist Certification and directed residency programs in Texas and Arkansas.

Registration Open for OSU in Tulsa Research Day

Research DayOSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences students and faculty will have the opportunity to present their creative and innovative research projects at the 2013 OSU in Tulsa Research Day.

The event, in conjunction with Research Week at OSU's Stillwater campus, is scheduled for Feb. 21-22 at the OSU Center for Health Sciences. The event is sponsored by the OSU in Tulsa Research Office.

Submission forms and abstracts are due to the Research Office by Monday, Feb. 4. For more information, contact Amanda Benn at 918-561-1402 or amanda.benn@okstate.edu. The deadline to request a poster to be printed is Friday, Jan. 18.

Donate Games to Eugene Field

OSU Center for Health Sciences is collecting games for students at Eugene Field Elementary, OSU-CHS' Partner in Education School.

The requested items include buzzword games, checkers, chess, Connect 4, Candy Land, dominos, Uno, playing cards, Operation, memory games, matching games, Clue, Battleship, Boggle, Pictionary, Sorry, Charades, Scrabble, Guesstures, Words with Friends, Bingo, Cootie, Mister Potato Head, balls (soccer balls, kick balls, rubber balls, dodge balls) and jump ropes.

Please bring all donations to Lee Stidham at the Information Desk by Friday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m.

Health Care for Rural Oklahoma

Health Care for Rural OklahomaWith the state facing a critical physician shortage, the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine's mission to train physicians for rural and underserved Oklahoma is vitally important. By targeting rural high school students, creating specialized early admissions programs, developing a rural medical education track and adding new medical residency programs at rural hospitals, OSU-COM is expanding access to care in rural Oklahoma.

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