The Mission of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, as a comprehensive academic health center, is to educate students, residents, and other trainees in professional and graduate programs to become Oklahoma’s future team of healthcare leaders, clinicians, researchers, and educators; to advance distinctive basic, translational, clinical, and population research; to innovate and commercialize discoveries; and to deliver exceptional patient care across the full breadth of adult, women’s, and children’s specialties.
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is the State of Oklahoma's major health professions educational institution, training physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, public health specialists, and a wide range of allied health personnel.
With a budget of over $900 million, OUHSC employs more than 1,200 full time faculty and nearly 4,000 staff. More than 3,500 students are enrolled in more than seventy health professions, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Center's colleges.
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is one of only a few comprehensive health centers in the nation with seven health professional Colleges.
The College of Medicine is the centerpiece of a 300 acre campus of the Oklahoma Health Center, which also includes the Colleges of Allied Health, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate College.
Health Sciences Center faculty and students use the clinical, laboratory, and teaching facilities of the OU Medical System (which includes OU Medical Center, the Children's Hospital, and OU Medical Center-Edmond), the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, other affiliated hospitals in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, three major hospital systems in Tulsa, the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, and clinics in various locations in Oklahoma.
Research grants and contracts and sponsored program activities at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center totaled more than $127 million in FY 2015.