About Us

Responsible for the rural education portion of OSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, the OSU Center for Rural Health oversees the rural rotations of our third and fourth year medical students.  Once trained and in practice, doctors need support.  The Center funds programs aimed at providing Oklahoma’s rural practitioners, hospitals, and clinics the support necessary to ensure access to quality healthcare for our state’s rural residents.  Many of these services are free and provide important information not readily available to most rural communities.  We also serve as a statewide clearinghouse for rural health information.

The Center for Rural Health's mission is to support the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and its College of Osteopathic Medicine by seeking to improve healthcare in rural Oklahoma through:
  • Student education;
  • Residency training;
  • Research;
  • Program applications;
  • Advocacy; and
  • Alliances with others who share its goals.
The Center for Rural Health's vision is to uniquely impact healthcare professionals from the time they are youth through the time they are practicing in rural communities through recruitment, training, and support services, thereby strengthening the broader healthcare delivery systems in rural communities.