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OSU-OKC interim president showcases improvements at Allied Health

OSU-OKC Interim President Mike Widell

OSU-OKC interim president showcases improvements at Allied Health

New home of paramedicine program is in the works

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 8, 2021) – Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City interim president Mike Widell addresses the community in a new video that explores the work being done on the Allied Health building. The paramedicine program will be housed in the areas being renovated as soon as this fall.

 

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

OSU-OKC Update March 8, 2021

Welcome to the new home of the OSU-OKC paramedicine program. This is the former space for Variety Care.  In this 10,000 square feet we’ve gone through and designed two flexible, large classrooms, and one traditional classroom, along with faculty space.
More importantly, in this space, we have a location for students. We have a student lounge. There’s a computer lab, and places for students to print. That’s something that’s been missing within this building.
The Allied Health building, which in total is 40,000 square feet, will be able to fully service students better than it has in the past. Students will have a place where they can congregate, they can meet, and they will learn.
Right now in PSTC, where the program is located, when a student does their lab or even testing, it has to be out in the hallways. This (expansion) will allow a location for them to do those activities within a classroom space.
We also have observation rooms. If you want to see what’s happening in the class, walk down the hall and you’ll be able to see through those windows to watch what’s happening. Those are spaces that faculty will use as well to be able to evaluate and help students grow.
This is a fantastic space. I am very proud of the paramedicine program on our campus. They have grown, and they have great faculty. I just wanted to take the time with you today to let you see the new space, and see what’s happening on campus. We’ll be very excited when it opens, and we (can) invite you down to see it. Right now, you have to wear a hard hat, so we want to make sure you understand how important this investment in our campus is. There’s other areas in our campus where we’re making investments too, and we’ll be visiting those in the future.
Thanks for taking the time and really reach out to the faculty, and to the division head Tiffany Smith, and tell her thank you for the hard work that you do.
Thanks a lot! Take care!