OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cherokee Nation to open medical school

BY STAFF REPORTS
07/31/2020 10:00 AM
TAHLEQUAH – Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation will make history on July 31 by opening the nation’s first tribally-affiliated medical school. 

The ceremony, in partnership with the Cherokee Nation, is the initial step for the inaugural class of 54 first-year medical students who will symbolically enter the medical profession with the donning of their physician’s white coats. 

The inaugural class includes 20% of students who are Native American. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on July 31 at Cornerstone Fellowship at 718 Pendleton St.

Key speakers are Dr. Kayse Shrum, president OSU Center for Health Sciences, and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner.

For information, call Melani Hamilton at 918-809-8963 or email Melani.hamilton@okstate.edu.

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