Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Clerkship Program

The Clerkship Program is under the direction of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at OSU-CHS. The program is directed by individual clinical departments and the Office of Clinical Education and is designed to provide each student with education and primary care training in the areas of:

The program is organized to permit the greatest degree of educational exposure in a practical clinical environment to develop skills in the areas of patient diagnosis and management. 

The program will be divided into a sequence of twenty-two four week blocks clerkship rotations, including one four week required vacation with an optional four week vacation. 

Each student will be assigned required clerkship rotations by the Office of Clinical Education. The College reserves the right to make supervising physician and/or site changes when necessary.  Each rotation is one month of actual clinical experience.

Required ACOFP OMT Procedure Modules

Beginning with the Class of 2017, students will be required to complete the ACOFP OMT procedure module that has been assigned to each department while on rotation.  The list below provides information on the specific chapter that has been assigned to each department. 

In order to successfully complete this requirement for each rotation, you will need to read the assigned chapter in Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine, 1st Edition, watch the assigned video, and complete the short quiz using ExamSoft within one week following the rotations end.

Rotation Chapter/Video

OB/GYN

Ch. 9 The Female Patient

Surgery

Ch. 10  The Surgical Patient

Internal Medicine I

Ch. 18  The Patient with Hypertension

Internal Medicine II

Ch. 19  The Patient with Congestive Heart Failure

Pediatrics

Ch. 8  The Pediatric Patient

Community Hospital I

Ch. 12  The Geriatric Patient

Community Hospital II

Ch.  16 & 17  The Patient with Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infection

Emergency Medicine

Ch. 14  The Patient with Otitis Media

Community Clinic

Ch. 13  The Patient at the End of Life

Elective/Vacation

Ch. 11  The Athlete

Family Medicine

OMT is integrated into patient care at the Health Care Center. All students are evaluated on their skills, use of OMT, and understanding of OMT Principles. Every student attends daily didactics over common problems seen in Family Medicine, somatovisceral and viscerosomatic reflexes are discussed and specific techniques are included. Each student turns in one case that is evaluated, which utilizes OMT from their rotation time in which they describe the problem, osteopathic findings and the techniques they used to treat.

Rural Medicine

All students are evaluated on their skills, use of OMT, and understanding of OMT Principles. Each student will turn in one case that utilizes OMT from their rotation time in which they describe the problem, the osteopathic finding and techniques they used to treat.

Psychiatry

“Students are REQUIRED to read Chapter 10, “The Psychiatric Patient” and Chapter 11, “The Addicted Patient”, found in e-book entitled, Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine, 2nd Edition (2014) by Kenneth E. Nelson and Thomas Glonek.  There is no AV Module associated with this topic.  Time is set aside during the COMAT Prep Day (3rd Friday of the Psychiatry Clerkship) to discuss these chapters (oral examination) with an option by the faculty to administer a written quiz over the reading material.”

 

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