Thursday, August 21, 2014

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2018 Hometowns

This interactive map shows the self-reported hometowns for medical students in the Class of 2018 enrolled at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. The symbols are scaled proportionate to the total number of students from each community. By clicking on a symbol, you can access a pop-up menu that lists the community and number of students. The zoom tools allow you to focus on a particular region.

The students hail from across the country and around the world. The largest share of students (97) call Oklahoma home. Of those students, over 26% list a rural Oklahoma community as their hometown. Eleven other states, Germany, and Jamaica are also represented in the class.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2014 Rural Health Association of Oklahoma Annual Conference

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Plan now to attend this exciting event on September 16th – 18th, 2014 in Norman, Oklahoma. The conference brings together members of the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma and stakeholders of the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health. It is expected to attract more than 200 healthcare professionals from rural and underserved areas of the state.

Conference activities begin September 16th with a golf scramble at the nearby Westwood Golf Course. Lunch begins at 12:30pm with a tee time scheduled for 1:30pm. The 6200-yard course features wide, tree-lined fairways and gently contoured greens, twenty traps and several water hazards. The challenging, yet playable course, is perfect for the weekend golfer or the advanced competitor. Proceeds from the golf scramble will benefit the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma.

Regular conference activities begin on the morning of September 17th and conclude with an awards luncheon on September 18. Download the conference agenda by clicking the image above.

The Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center will host the conference. Located off I-35 on the north side of Norman, the hotel offers easy access to a variety of dining and shopping destinations. A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate for conference attendees, but the supply is limited. Reserve your room today and use the group code: RHG to receive the discounted rate.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Operation Orange Gives High School Students a Hands-On Look at the Medical Field

High school students got a chance to meet and learn from current students attending the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine during Operation Orange. Students were able to study anatomy including a human heart, lungs and brain, along with how to perform chest compressions. Video courtesy of OStateTV.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's Preventing Oklahoma from Improving Health Indicators?

From the April 2014 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Denna Wheeler, Ph.D., Director of Rural Research & Evaluation at the OSU Center for Rural Health, examines how social determinants of health are helping drive Oklahoma's poor health outcomes. Denna's article begins on page 38.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Meet the OSU Regional Coordinators: Catch Their Passion!

From the May/June 2014 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Vicky Pace, M.Ed., Director of Rural Medical Education at the OSU Center for Rural Health, discusses the role and importance of the Center's regional coordinators. Vicky's article begins on page 30.