Health Sciences Center

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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is the state’s major educational resource for training physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, public health specialists and a wide range of allied health personnel. It is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. The center is composed of the College of Allied Health, College of Dentistry, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health and Graduate College.

Faculty and students use the clinical, laboratory and teaching facilities at the OU Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital, Stephenson Cancer Center, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute and other affiliated hospitals in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and communities across the state. The Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is located on the Oklahoma Health Center campus, which is also home to the University Research Park and 30 other biomedical entities..

Also housed at the University of Oklahoma is OU Physicians, the state’s largest physician group. The practice encompasses nearly every adult and child specialty. Many OU physicians have expertise in the management of complex conditions. Such expertise is unavailable anywhere else in the state, region or sometimes even the nation. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts. They also serve as faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and train the region’s future physicians.

The Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center represents the largest public-private biomedical initiative in Oklahoma history. The 210,000-square-foot facility provides patient-centered care by the largest and most experienced group of cancer specialists, offering the most advanced cancer detection and treatment technology. OU's Harold Hamm Diabetes Center is one of the top comprehensive diabetes centers in the world for adults and children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, engaging in novel research aimed at progress toward a cure for diabetes and its complications.

For more information, see the OU Health Sciences Center section in this catalog.