The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Rural Health at the OSU - Center for Health Sciences is proud to announce its first graduates from the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) to have Rural Health Option noted on their transcripts. The six students are Lori Arney, Kara Beair, Amanda Bighorse, Beth Hites, Joanna Reusser, and Krystal Vonfeldt.
The Rural Health Option is a specialized course of medical education designed to provide training specific to rural, primary care practice. The evidence-based course of study was developed with the following goals:
1. Attract students from rural;
2. Provide rural-specific training;
3. Provide as much training as possible in the rural areas where they expect to practice; and
4. Support students with a group of rural peers and mentors.