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Specialty Exploration

Early clinical experiences and/or shadowing physicians can be extremely important to the specialty selection/career planning process. We have developed a number of opportunities for students who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity. Please remember to complete an extracurricular rotation application before you go!

Shadow an OSU College of Medicine alum!
This is a list of physicians who have indicated interest in having a student shadow them for a period of time. All of them prefer to be contacted by email, but there are also phone numbers. Please consider this opportunity to learn about different areas of medicine!
Career Shadowing at OSU Medical Center
Instructions for setting up a Job Shadowing Experience at OSU Medical Center. 
Early Clinical Experience in Pain Management
Dr. Amayem is interested in having first and/or second year medical students for clinical rotations here.  He does some surgeries at Southwest Medical Center, Baptist Hospital and Surgical Hospital of Oklahoma City as well as procedures here in our office along with a very busy clinical practice.  His specialty is pain management-we also do spinal cord stimulator placement training twice each month on Friday with a cadaver lab here on Saturday.  You can call me at (405) 632-1783 ext. 4 or email me at bgrossarthaaspine@yahoo.com if you have any questions or need more information.  Dr. Amayem loves teaching and is really hoping we can get this program in place.
Electives at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center
Elective opportunities in OB-GYN, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Orthopedic Surgery at rural acute care hospital. Hospital provides meals while working, they have a limited number of sleep rooms, and will help arrange other housing, if needed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lynette Blevins at lblevins@crmcinc.com or (620)252-1649 for additional information.
Dermatology Elective
Dermatology and Laser Institute of Colorado, P.C. They do aesthetics, skin cancer, acne, cyst removal, and laser treatments. Observational rotation Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., no working on the weekends, no housing provided. Contact information: 720.344.5252, Highlands Ranch, CO (just south of Denver).
AAMC: Specialty pages

Thedoctorjob.com: Choosing a Specialty

AAFP:  How to Choose a Specialty