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Oklahoma State University Medical Authority Residency Program
Partnering with TSET to Serve Rural Oklahoma
In 2015, the TSET Board of Directors awarded a six-year, $3.8 million grant to the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and the OSU Medical Authority. The partnership is designed to support medical residency programs and place doctors in rural and medically underserved portions of the state.
Benefitting Small Communities
Oklahoma has consistently ranked poorly in access to healthcare, and 64 of the state’s 77 counties have a shortage of primary medical care providers, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
TSET’s grant will fund up to 118 osteopathic physician residents in six hospitals across the state, through a combination of TSET and matching federal funds.
Research shows that most doctors will practice within 100 miles of where they completed their residency program. Residency is the capstone of medical education and a vital piece of the puzzle to solving the physician shortage in Oklahoma.