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OSU Center for Health Sciences News

Thursday, May 22, 2014

OSU online health care administration program ranked No. 5 in the nation

The Best Schools Best Choice Seal

The online Health Care Administration Program at OSU-CHS was named one of the best in the United States, according to rankings released this week.

The Master of Science in Health Care Administration online program was ranked No. 5 on the list of the 25 Best Online Master of Health Care Administration Degree Programs by TheBestSchools.org, a website devoted to empowering students with information to select the best schools and degree programs.

The program offers options in leadership and entrepreneurship or administration. Students are also provided a foundation in organizational theory, marketing, compliance and research.

TheBestSchools.org rankings are based on several factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, accomplishment of faculty and reputation. 

OSU-CHS graduates receive awards at commencement, banquet

 OSU/A&M Regent Joe Hall, right, and President Kayse Shrum, left, present Sarah Janssen, D.O., with the Regents' Distinguished Student Award.
OSU/A&M Regent Joe Hall, right, and President Kayse Shrum, left, present Sarah Janssen, D.O., with the Regents' Distinguished Student Award.

OSU-CHS recently celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2014 during the university’s commencement ceremony and awards banquet.

OSU/A&M Regent Joe Hall honored Sarah Janssen, D.O., with the Regents' Distinguished Student Award in front of a packed house at the OSU-CHS Commencement on May 16 at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. The award is presented each year to an OSU-CHS graduate who exemplifies the mission of OSU.

Many other graduates were honored during the awards banquet on May 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa-Warren Place. Visit the OSU-CHS website to see a full list of honorees.

Peds Club takes national title at ACOP conference

Peds Club officers, from left, Tuan Nguyen, Courtney Sauls, Scott Stroshine, Heather Poe and Dana Pentecost present the award to their faculty advisor, President Kayse Shrum.
Peds Club officers, from left, Tuan Nguyen, Courtney Sauls, Scott Stroshine, Heather Poe and Dana Pentecost present the award to their faculty advisor, President Kayse Shrum.

The Peds Club was recently honored for efforts to promote children’s health and community service by the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. The OSU-COM chapter was named the Student Club of the Year at the organization’s spring conference in Kansas City.

More than 70 first- and second-year medical students are members of the Peds Club. The students organized Mini-Med School for Eugene Field Elementary School students and volunteered at the Halloween carnival at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. They have hosted local pediatricians and OSU Medical Center residents for special lectures and also established the New Equipment and Resources to Discover Science (NERDS) program to raise funds for Eugene Field Elementary students participating in science fairs.

OSU-COM Peds Club was the top chapter of the 21 ACOP student clubs across the country. ACOP is the official pediatric organization of the American Osteopathic Association.

OSU-COM recruits future physicians at FFA convention

President Kayse Shrum speaks with FFA students

President Kayse Shrum, Joshua Priddle, D.O., and Baylee Brown, an OSU-COM early admissions student, discuss how FFA provides a foundation for medical school in a new video filmed during the organization’s state convention in Oklahoma City.

OSU-COM’s Blue Coat to White Coat program provides mentoring for FFA students interested in rural medicine. With the state facing a critical shortage of primary care physicians, OSU-COM is committed to training students who want to return to rural Oklahoma to practice medicine.

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