Cherokee Nation and OSU-COM Partnership
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Posted by: Tyler Lenz
Oklahoma State University and the Cherokee Nation partner to establish the first tribally-affiliated college of medicine in the United States
WHAT: Formal announcement of a partnership creating the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation
WHEN: 11 a.m., Oct. 31
WHERE: Cherokee National Peace Pavilion
177 S. Water Ave.
REMARKS: Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker
OSU President Burns Hargis
OSU Center for Health Sciences President Dr. Kayse Shrum, D.O.
Cherokee Nation Chief of Staff Chuck Hoskin
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr.
Cherokee Nation Director of Health Services Dr. Charles Grim
OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation Dean Dr. Bill Pettit, D.O.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma State University have entered into an historic partnership that is expected to improve the health of rural Oklahomans and revolutionize the way health care is delivered.
The OSU Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS) will establish the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation, the first-ever tribally-affiliated medical school in America.
Contact: Melani Hamilton
OSU Center for Health Sciences