MAY 16, 2007


OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine named among best graduate schools

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine has been ranked 14th in rural medicine and 30th in primary care by U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008.”

This is the seventh consecutive year the OSU medical school has been ranked among the nation’s best by the publication.

“We are gratified that we continue to be ranked among the nation’s finest and that our efforts are recognized as we meet our mission of educating physicians for rural and under-served Oklahoma," said John Fernandes, president and dean of OSU’s medical school. He credited OSU’s quality students, talented faculty and dedicated staff for achieving the school’s top ranking.

Founded in 1972, the college has graduated 2,157 osteopathic physicians. Approximately eight out of 10 OSU physicians practice primary care, and approximately one in four are in Oklahoma communities of 10,000 or less.

Contact: Marla Schaefer, OSU-CHS, (918) 561-5811