Thursday, December 10, 2015

Community Health Needs Assessment: A Valuable Tool for Oklahoma's Rural Hospitals & Communities

From the November 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Corie Kaiser, M.S., discusses how rural communities in Oklahoma utilize the community health needs assessment (CHNA) process offered by the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health. Her article begins on page 16.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Randy Wymore & Kaitlin Sauser win 2015 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest

Congratulations to Randy Wymore and Kaitlin Sauser, winners of the 2015 Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest sponsored by the OSU Center for Rural Health! Randy won with his submission titled, Rodeo Royalty and Kaitlin won the OSU CHS student category with her submission, Grandpa's Barn (see both photos below). The Rural Oklahoma Photo Contest was part of the Center's celebration marking the 5th Annual National Rural Health Day on November 19, 2015. The contest garnered entries from the across the state (view all of the photo contest entries). We would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who participated in the contest. We look forward to continuing this annual tradition.

Rodeo Royalty. Submitted by Randy Wymore. Taken near Beggs, Oklahoma.

Grand Pa's Old Barn. Submitted by Kaitlin Sauser. Taken near McAlester, Oklahoma.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Telemedicine is Not the Future, It's the Now

From the December 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Steve Casady discusses recent changes to the laws and rules regulating telemedicine in Oklahoma. His article begins on page 20.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

OSU CHS Offers Unique Experiences in Medicine & Science for Oklahoma's Native Citizens

From the October 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Kent Smith, Ph.D., discusses the outreach efforts by OSU CHS to increase the number of Native Americans in medicine and science. His article begins on page 20.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Oklahoma News Report Features OSU TeleHealth

According to the United Health Foundation Oklahoma ranks 49th in the nation for the number of primary care doctors. Of the 77 counties in the state, 64 have a shortage of health providers. Telemedicine is helping doctors reach more patients especially in rural areas and new regarding virtual doctors’ visits could change the way all of us visit our physicians in the future. This story aired on the ONR on OETA-The Oklahoma Network.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Jeff Hackler Discusses Rural Health in Oklahoma on RSU's "Perspectives"

Jeff Hackler, Chair of the Department of Rural Health at OSU Center for Health Sciences, discusses the need for more physicians in rural Oklahoma with host Sam Jones on Rogers State University's "Perspectives" in this video.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ready, Set, D.O.!

From the May/June 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Vicky Pace, M.Ed., discusses the efforts by OSU CHS and the OSU Center for Rural Health to educate and train physicians for rural Oklahoma. Her article begins on page 36.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2015 Residency Training Locations


The interactive map below shows the residency training locations for the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2015. The symbols are scaled proportionate to the total number of graduates training in each community.

Of the 94 graduates in the class, 48 are entering primary care residency programs (Family Medicine = 25; Internal Medicine = 19; OBGYN = 3; and Pediatrics = 1). Thirty-nine graduates will enter Oklahoma-based primary care residency programs with eight graduates matriculating to programs located in rural locations (Durant = 2; Enid = 1; McAlester = 1; Tahlequah = 3; and Talihina = 1 ). The Class of 2015 marks the ninth consecutive graduating class with at least 50% of its members entering primary care residency programs upon graduation. Learn more about the specialty choices of the graduates in each community by clicking on the symbols on the map.

GME training information was not available for three students.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Physicians as Policymakers & Advocates: An Introduction to HRSA's Rural Health Research Centers

From the April 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Denna Wheeler, Ph.D., reviews the seven rural health  research centers funded by HRSA and how their efforts can be leverage for policy advocacy. Her article begins on page 26.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Current Practice Locations of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Specializing in Primary Care, Graduating Classes 1977-2014

This proportional symbol map shows the current practice locations (or GME training locations) of active OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni specializing in primary care.
Click the image below to open the map as a PDF document.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Current Practice Locations of OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni, Graduating Classes 1977-2014

This proportional symbol map shows the current practice locations (or GME training locations) of active OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni.

Click the image below to open the map as a PDF document.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma (OMECO) Graduate Medical Education Sites, March 2015

Click the image below to open the map as a PDF document. For additional information about the programs offered at each site, please visit OMECO's website.


Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Oklahoma Rural Health Conference

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Plan now to attend this exciting event on May 19th – 21st, 2015 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 May 19th 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 May 20th and conclude with an awards luncheon on May 21st. Join us as we recognize the best and brightest serving the health care needs of rural Oklahoma.

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. To reserve a room, please visit the hotel's website (http://bit.ly/rhao15hotel) or call 1-866-577-1273. Use the Group Code: RHA when booking a room. Government employees may use the following link: http://bit.ly/RHAO15GvtRt or call 1-866-577-1273 to book a room. Use the Group Code: RHG when booking a room. A government ID will be required upon check-in.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rural Health Advocacy for 2015

From the March 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Duane Koehler, D.O. and Jeff Hackler, J.D., M.B.A., discuss the importance of physician advocates in helping shape federal health policy. Their article begins on page 22.