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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, June 21, 2012

OSU Center for Health Sciences Ranked No. 1 Most Popular Medical School by U.S. News and World Report

US News and World Report LogoThe Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences was named the most popular medical school in the country in a new ranking from U.S. News & World Report released this week.

“OSU Center for Health Sciences is dedicated to serving rural and underserved Oklahoma and our students embrace that mission,” said Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS. “As we work to combat the physician shortage in Oklahoma, it is a testament to our College of Osteopathic Medicine that students recognize the quality medical education they receive from OSU and the vast difference our physicians make in the communities.”

OSU-CHS tied with the University of Kansas Medical Center for the top slot of the 10 Most Popular Medical Schools. The rankings are based on the percentage of students accepted by the school who make the decision to attend and enroll in classes. The percentage of students accepted to those who enrolled at OSU-CHS was 85.7 percent in 2011. CHS also experienced an increase in enrollment over the previous year.

“Many of our students choose OSU Center for Health Sciences because of the family atmosphere they experience on campus,” said Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU-CHS provost and the dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. “This high ranking speaks to the quality of our faculty and staff who make OSU-CHS a place that students want to attend.”

A total of 110 ranked medical schools provided acceptance and enrollment data for the 2011-2012 school year, with all of the top 10 schools yielding 74 percent or higher enrollment numbers.

Other schools rounding out the top 10 include the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, University of Washington School of Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

To view the complete ranking, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.

Registration open for second annual Medsation Conference

Registration is now open for the second annual Medsation Conference at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences. Participants can register to attend the conference on either Aug. 1 or 2.

“The entire program will be repeated both days to allow clinical staff the opportunity to keep clinics open,” said Machelle Linsenmeyer, director of educational development. “One portion of the staff can attend the first day and another the second day.”

For more information, visit http://centernet.okstate.edu/oed/medsation.cfm. To register, contact Linsenmeyer at machelle.davison@okstate.edu or 918-561-5712. The deadline to register is July 30.

OSU-CHS to host blood drive Wednesday

Bring out your wild side and donate blood at the OSU Center for Health Sciences blood drive on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the west end of Founders Hall.

Donors to the Feel Wild drive will receive two vouchers for free admission to the Tulsa Zoo, a T-shirt, health screenings, donor reward points and complimentary snacks.

To schedule an appointment, contact Meghan Bretz in the Student Affairs office at 918-561-8421 or email meghan.bretz@okstate.edu.