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Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Faculty Development

Education at OU Health Sciences

OU Health Sciences' academic strategic plan builds upon the expertise and strategic aims of our health professions and biomedical sciences academic programs to offer Health Sciences students a distinctive learning experience only available at Oklahoma’s only comprehensive academic health center.  Academic faculty and staff engage with learners as teachers and as mentors. Health Sciences faculty invest in developing skills for best practice in six areas of core mentoring recommended by the National Institutes of Health. As innovators and leaders in team-based health care, team science, and evidence-based clinical care that includes the patient as a member of the health care team, OU Health Sciences developed and continues to grow interdisciplinary and interprofessional learning opportunities for Health Sciences students. Learn more about OU Health Sciences interdisciplinary programs at:  Opportunities for learning and leadership enable OU Health Sciences students earn credentials that give them added expertise as they enter postgraduate training or the health care workforce. 

OU Health Sciences teachers and mentors invest in our students developing expertise and hands-on skills and we continue to review and develop education program offerings at the cutting edge of learning and practice in the health professions and biomedical sciences.  The education-focused achievements of OU Health Sciences faculty are recognized each year through prestigious institutional and national awards. OU Health Sciences continues to grow its ranks of top researchers who also teach and mentor undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate trainees for careers in biosciences. We are proud to say that every OU Health Sciences graduate enters a field that contributes to the future well-being of people living in Oklahoma and across the Nation.

OU Health Sciences Academic Strategic Plan

OU Health Science's Academic Strategic Plan defines five priority goals, or pillars: 

1. Become a Top‐Tier Research‐Driven Academic Health Center.
2. Lead Health Workforce Development in Oklahoma
3. Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Health Disparities in Oklahoma
4. Be a Place for All Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and Patients
5. Drive Economic Growth Through Translation of Research into Commercial Enterprises
Learn more about the academic strategic plan here: OU Health Sciences ASP

OU Health Sciences Student Handbook

The complete Student Handbook for OU Health Sciences students can be found here:

OU Health Sciences Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Programs

Connect with the Office of Interdisciplinary Education to learn about resources for faculty, students, and staff: 

Explore advanced opportunities for interprofessional and interdisciplinary learning here:  including the Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC), the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center (HHDC), the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources Institute (OSCTR), the Center for Learning and Leadership/Oklahoma's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CLL/UCEDD), and more!