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

Visiting Medical Students

OSU Medical Center is the nation’s largest osteopathic teaching facility.  It is home to 11 residency programs and nine fellowship programs.

Elective rotations are available to medical students meeting the minimum requirements in the following programs:

  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • OB/Gyn
  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Click to view department-specific minimum requirements.

Application Process

Students must complete the Visiting Student Application for Elective Rotation. This application will open up to OSU-CHS students on Wednesday, March 15 and to out of state students on Monday, April 3. Any applications received before these dates will not be considered. All required documentation must be submitted before a student’s application can be considered complete.

Each individual department may require additional documentation to apply for a rotation, as well as minimum core competencies that must be met to be approved. Once the application is complete it will be reviewed by the Office of Clinical Education and either approved or denied based on minimum requirements set by each program. The student will be contacted by email with the scheduled dates of his/her rotation, or with an explanation of why their application was denied.

Applicants must have completed Compliance Training in the following areas:

  • Universal Precautions/BBP
  • TB Skin Test
  • Mask Fitting

Applicants must provide a Letter of Good Standing from their School with the following information:

  • Student’s Name and Classification
  • Declaration of Good Standing
  • Expected Date of Graduation
  • Declaration of ACLS/BLS Certification
  • Authorization to take requested Elective
  • Student will be given credit for requested Elective
  • Student Requirement for Personal Health Insurance
  • Student’s Completion of HIPAA, BBP, and Mask Fit Training

Applicants also need to submit the following documentation with their applications:

  • Letter of Good Standing (as described above)
  • Current CV and Photo
  • Immunization Verification Form
  • Background Check Report
  • Certificate of Malpractice Liability Coverage
  • Proof of Health Insurance Coverage
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen Report
  • HIPAA/BBP Training Certificates

Affiliation Agreement

In order for a student to rotate at OSUMC an affiliation agreement needs to be in place between the Hospital and the student’s University. To see if there is an agreement in place, please contact the OSU-CHS Office of Clinical Education. To begin the agreement process, please have your school official contact our office.

The cost of your rotation will depend on the terms agreed upon in the affiliation agreement between OSU-CHS and your school.


Housing is not provided during Elective Rotations. You can view a list of Tulsa-area hotels at Visit Tulsa.


Please contact Kimberly Smith at kimberly.smith12@okstate.edu or 918-561-5712 with any questions regarding Elective Rotations at OSUMC or the application process.

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