Oklahoma State University Builds College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation

Published 5-13-2020
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation
  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation

    Courtesy of Oklahoma State University Health Science Center.

  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation

    Courtesy of Oklahoma State University Health Science Center.

  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation

    Courtesy of Oklahoma State University Health Science Center.

  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation

    Courtesy of Oklahoma State University Health Science Center.

  • Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation

    Courtesy of Oklahoma State University Health Science Center.

Oklahoma State University and the Cherokee Nation are building the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tahlequah, Okla. The 84,000-sf facility will be the first tribally affiliated medical school in the United States and will act as an additional campus for OSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa. Featuring a simulation center with advanced virtual reality technologies and computer-programmable manikins, the collaborative structure will provide lecture halls, classrooms, faculty offices, a fitness suite, study areas, standardized patient training rooms, and teaching labs for clinical skills, anatomy, and osteopathic manipulation. Ground was broken on the project in May of 2019 and occupancy is expected in fall of 2020.