Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

William J Pettit, D.O., M.A.

Pettit

Provost, OSU Center for Health Sciences
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine
Associate Dean of Rural Health
Professor of Family Medicine

william.j.pettit@okstate.edu
918-561-8212

 

 


Dr. Pettit graduated from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1977 and completed a family medicine residency at Womack Army Hospital in Fort Bragg, NC.  After completing his residency in 1980, Dr. Pettit relocated to Oklahoma where he was a commissioned medical officer at Reynolds Army Community Hospital in Fort Sill, OK. He resigned his military commission in 1983, reaching the rank of major. He then practiced medicine in a community clinic in Lawton, OK, for nineteen years before joining the faculty at OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) in 2002. Dr. Pettit currently serves as the Provost of OSU-CHS, the Senior Associate Dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM), and the Associate Dean for Rural Health. A fervent champion of rural health, he has been instrumental in securing federal grants to create the Rural Medical Track curriculum at OSU-COM and to establish rural-focused, community-based residency programs through the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program. Dr. Pettit was also instrumental in helping OSU-CHS receive a $3.8 million grant from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust and a $5.6 million grant from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to support residency training programs in Oklahoma. He is leading the effort to ensure OSU-CHS sponsored osteopathic residency programs comply with the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education standards. In addition to his doctorate of osteopathic medicine degree, Dr. Pettit has a master’s degree in special education from the University of Northern Colorado and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Luther College.

 

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