University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Type Public
Established 1971
Provost Jason R. Sanders, M.D.
Academic staff
800
Administrative staff
2,400
Students 4,000 [1]
Location Oklahoma City , Oklahoma
Website www.ouhsc.edu
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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is the health sciences branch of the University of Oklahoma. Located in Oklahoma City, it serves as the primary place of instruction for many of Oklahoma's health professions. It is one of only four health centers in the United States with seven professional colleges. [2]

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The nineteen buildings that make up the OUHSC campus occupies a fifteen block area in Oklahoma City near the Oklahoma State Capitol. Surrounding these buildings are an additional twenty health-related buildings some of which are owned by the University of Oklahoma. The Health Sciences Center is the core of a wider complex known as the Oklahoma Health Center. The major clinical facilities on campus are part of OU Medicine and include the OU Medical Center hospital complex, The Children's Hospital, OU Physicians and OU Children's Physicians clinics, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center. Also part of the major clinical facilities is the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. [3]

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OU Medicine Hospital in Oklahoma, United States

OU Medicine is the combination of OU Medical Center – Oklahoma City & Edmond, the Children's Hospital, OU Physicians, OU Children's Physicians, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center. OU Medicine focuses on improving health by collaboration, searching for innovation and encouraging high performance.

History

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Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center on OUHSC Campus

The University of Oklahoma in Norman was founded in 1890, 17 years before Oklahoma's statehood, by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature. In 1910, OU's fledgling two-year medical school moved to Oklahoma City and became a four-year program. [4] A school of nursing was founded nearby the next year, and graduated its first class in 1913. In subsequent years a new university hospital was built, a graduate college for biomedical sciences was established, and the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration Hospital was constructed. A school of health was created in 1967, splitting twelve years later into a college of allied and public health. In 1971, the University of Oklahoma Medical Center became the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and all schools on the HSC campus were designated as colleges. The College of Pharmacy, OU's oldest professional program, made the move from Norman to Oklahoma City five years later. [5]

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On July 1, 1993, the University Hospital system officially became independent of the State of Oklahoma Department of Health Services. [6]

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References

  1. Prospective Students Overview
  2. OU Facts
  3. OUHSC Map
  4. Medical School early history from a 1932 Sooner Magazine article
  5. 1989 Sooner Magazine Article
  6. Official OUHSC History
  7. http://www.ouphysicians.com/landing.cfm?id=24
  8. http://www.ouphysicians.com/landing.cfm?id=454
  9. http://www.oklahoma.va.gov/
  10. http://dmei.org/
  11. http://www.ouphysicians.com/academictemplate_landing.cfm?id=90
  12. http://www.haroldhamm.org/
  13. http://www.obi.org/
  14. http://library.ouhsc.edu/
  15. http://www.cmri.net/
  16. http://www.phfokc.com/
  17. http://www.ocme.state.ok.us/
  18. http://www.odmhsas.org/

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