The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) in Tulsa educates and trains osteopathic physicians, research scientists and other healthcare professionals, with an emphasis on providing healthcare for rural and underserved areas of Oklahoma.
The OSU Medical School was founded in 1972 as the Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. In 1988, Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery merged into the OSU System and embraced a new name – the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1997, the OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) was established to extend OSU’s reach and expand our capabilities in the health sciences.
Today, OSU-CHS is a vibrant academic health center comprised of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Forensic Sciences, School of Allied Health and the School of Health Care Administration. As a premier academic health center, OSU-CHS programs and research are essential to ensure the health of Oklahomans and to fuel scientific discovery and innovation for the betterment of mankind.
Areas of Impact
When you make a gift to the Center for Health Sciences, you are helping advance the frontier of medical research and providing opportunities that impact the health care needs of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. Below are just a couple of funds that are ensuring that the students and faculty are provided the resources they need to be successful.
- A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Medical Academic Building Fund 31-44200
- OSU-COM General Scholarship 31-22500
- Rural Medicine Physician Pipeline Excellence Fund 31-44500
- CHS Excellence Fund 31-21500
Colleges & Schools
Meet the President
President Kayse Shrum
Kayse Shrum is the President of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. She also serves as the Dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her leadership tenure, she has focused on expanding the physician pipeline by increasing the number of students from rural Oklahoma who are interested in attending medical school. As Provost, Shrum has also overseen an overhaul of curriculum requirements for students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, including the addition of a rural medical track. In 2012, U.S. News and World Report named OSU-CHS the “Most Popular Medical School” in the nation.
“By investing in OSU-CHS, you are helping us tackle some of the most pressing healthcare challenges facing Oklahoma, including a shortage in primary care physicians.”
Kayse Shrum, President, OSU Center for Health Sciences
Dr. Shrum has worked with high schools and FFA chapters across the state, implemented an early admissions program with OSU’s College of Arts and Sciences and Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in Stillwater, and launched Operation Orange, a series of summer camps designed to increase interest of rural high school students in the medical field.
For more information about giving opportunities for the Center for Health Sciences, contact Stephen Mason.