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The training at the School of Community Medicine is excellent as shown by our board pass rate and the attitudes of our residents and faculty.

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The training at the School of Community Medicine is excellent as shown by our outstanding board pass rate and most importantly the attitudes of our residents and faculty. The City of Tulsa is a must see! It is a hidden secret of beauty, culture, rolling hills, friendly environment and ample entertainment.

The University of Oklahoma was founded in 1890 and has provided Oklahomans excellence in undergraduate and graduate education for more than a century. The College of Medicine was organized in 1900, emerged as a four-year degree-granting school in the early 1900s and awarded its first degree in 1911. To expand medical education in Oklahoma, the School of Community Medicine, formerly known as the College of Medicine-Tulsa, was established in 1972.

The physicians in the School of Community Medicine have formed a group practice, OU Physicians. In addition to their commitment to education and research, the OU Physicians are experienced, cutting-edge clinical practitioners with a great deal to offer referring physicians and their patients.


From track expansion to research highlights, learn about what’s going on at the OU School of Community Medicine in the Dean’s Update.


James Herman, M.D., MSPH, DEAN

Dr. Gleason

University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren named Dr. James M. Herman as Dean of the School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, following an extensive national search. The school is expanding from a clinical two-year campus for third- and fourth-year students to a four-year campus that is a joint project between the University of Tulsa and OU. Dr. Herman will oversee the development of the OU-TU School of Community Medicine, which will begin classes with 25 first-year medical students in August.


Resident Profile

Dr. Kyle Wilson

    First year School of Community Medicine resident Kyle Wilson said he enjoyed every clinical rotation he experienced in medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, but the one he missed most after leaving it was OBGYN. “I loved surgery,” he says, “but after a surgeon’s work with patients is finished, they return to their primary care doctor. I wanted to do continuity of care. I get to work with my OBGYN patients for their entire lives, and we actually develop a relationship. But at the same time, I get to be a surgeon and operate too.”