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

OAAIMS Mission, Vision and Goals

Mission

The Office for the Advancement of American Indians in Medicine and Science is Oklahoma State University’s designated organization for developing Native people as physicians, researchers, and educators who will improve the health and wellness for American Indians.

Vision

The Office for the Advancement of American Indians in Medicine and Science strives to be Oklahoma’s best institute for creating a Native workforce of physicians, researchers, and educators to serve sovereign and other rural and urban communities while promoting health equity, healthful lifestyles, and wellness.

Goals

  • Recruit and train American Indians in medicine and science.
  • Increase the number of American Indians that pursue careers as physicians, scientists, and educators.
  • Address American Indian student enrollment and retention efforts at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS).
  • Coordinate relationships between OSU-CHS and Oklahoma tribes to address tribal health and wellness needs including substance abuse and prevention.

OAAIMS Group Photo

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