OSU is a leader in telemedicine technology, with one of the state's largest telemedicine networks connecting physicians to patients via the Internet. This medical lifeline allows patients in non-metropolitan areas the same accessibility to specialized health care as those living in large cities.
OSU medical students receive hands-on training in telemedicine experiences and the College was the first medical school in the nation to require telemedicine application of all its graduates. The OSU TeleHealth Network is currently linked to more than 35 locations throughout Oklahoma.
Dr. Kayse Shrum, OSU CHS-COM Provost/Dean, and Dr. William Pettit, Associate Dean of Rural Health, with Ethiopian visitors touring the Mobile TeleHealth Clinical bus. Visitors are interested in learning innovative ways to deliver health care to rural populations and are impressed with the concept of using a mobile medical bus to provide specialty health care.