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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

OSU-CHS sets milestone with institution’s largest enrollment

Dr. PeteThe OSU Center for Health Sciences celebrated a milestone this fall with the largest enrollment in the history of the institution.

According to Amanda Sumner, OSU-CHS registrar, the College of Osteopathic Medicine increased its enrollment to 394, up from 374 in 2011. The School of Forensic Sciences has an enrollment of 31, up from 29 in 2011, while the School of Biomedical Sciences has 32 students, up from 24 last fall.

The College of Osteopathic Medicine also welcomed its largest class ever, with 115 students. In 2011, the college welcomed 96 new medical students.

Pettit Presents Data on OSU-CHS at Telemedicine Interim Study at State Capitol

xxDr. William Pettit, associate dean of rural health, made a presentation on Tuesday about efforts by OSU-CHS in telemedicine during state Rep. Joe Dorman’s Interim Study on telemedicine policies in Oklahoma. OSU-CHS is a leader in telemedicine technology, with the state’s largest telemedicine network connecting physicians to patients via the Internet.

State legislators attending the presentation also had the opportunity to tour the OSU-CHS Mobile Telemedicine Clinic and meet with OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine students.

OSU medical students receive hands-on training in telemedicine and OSU was the first medical school in the nation to require telemedicine application of all OSU-COM graduates. The OSU Telemedicine Network is currently linked to more than 24 locations throughout Oklahoma, with a goal of being connected to 55 communities in the next five years.

OSU-CHS to kick off joint United Way Campaign Tuesday

OSU in Tulsa employees at the United Way Day of Caring Kick Off at the new Guthrie Green downtown.OSU Center for Health Sciences and OSU-Tulsa will partner again this year for the university’s annual United Way fundraising effort, which runs Sept. 17-Oct. 24. The campaign will kick off at CHS on Tuesday with a lunch in Founders Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will be provided by Baxter’s Interurban Grill. Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, will announce the 2012 fundraising goal. Activities are planned throughout the campaign to raise money for United Way, ranging from jeans passes to luncheons to email bingo.

Last year, OSU’s two Tulsa campuses raised a combined total of more than $53,000 for the Tulsa Area United Way.

OSU-COM Alumni Association, OSU Foundation to host reception during AOA convention

The Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the OSU Foundation will host a Mexican Fiesta during OMED 2012, the American Osteopathic Association’s 117th Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition Convention in San Diego Oct. 7-11.

The event, Mexican Fiesta at Café Coyote, is set for 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 in Historic Old Town in San Diego. Attendees can enjoy dinner, drinks and networking opportunities with fellow OSU alumni while enjoying the attractions of Old Town San Diego.

D.O.s attending the conference will have the opportunity to earn more than 40 continuing medical education credits. Visit the OMED conference website to learn more and to register for the conference.

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