HSC Writing Center

The OUHSC Writing Center, which is located in Room 214 in the HSC Student Union, serves the students, faculty, and staff of the entire OU Health Sciences campus. Services provided by the Writing Center include help with topic selection, strategies for successful research, proper citation use, grammar correctness, and draft revision.


  • Register at ouhsc.mywconline.com
  • View calendar and select an appointment from available time slots (white blocks)
    Note: same-day appointments are not available
  • Select whether you want to meet in person or online from the “Meeting Online?” drop down box
  • Fill in appointment information and attach a document if you wish
  • Show up at the Writing Center at that day/time ready to work on your paper
  • We will spend the hour addressing your concerns
  • A Waiting List feature is also available if the appointment you desire is filled. A green block will denote a filled appointment slot; click on “The Waiting List” for the day, and request an email to be sent if this appointment opens up.

In-Office Appointments

After making your one-hour appointment on WC Online, come to the office (Room 214 in the HSC Student Union) with two copies of your paper either paper or electronic. Or you can come to brainstorm ideas, talk about research, work on an outline, or practice a presentation; just do bring whatever materials you will need to support those activities. You will work one-to-one with Dr. Carter on anything concerning your writing. This will include reading aloud and lots of conversation about writing.

Online Appointments

Be sure your machine has a camera and mic for online appointments. Internet access will also be required. This is a synchronous appointment, which means you will meet in the chat room at the same time as Dr. Carter.
For best results, please use Mozilla Firefox as your web browser.

Email a Document

If you would like a document reviewed, email it to writingcenter@ouhsc.edu. It will be returned within 3-5 business days with comments using Word’s review feature. Note that nothing in the paper will be changed or edited; the author will need to revise the paper as per the commentary, so time should be allowed for this.

  • Email paper to writingcenter@ouhsc.edu
  • Provide the following information: your program, the nature of the assignment, and the due date
  • Note—you will only receive an automatic reply to your submission
  • Your paper will be returned with bubble comments within 3-5 business days
  • Revise and return for commentary if needed

Contact the Writing Center if you do not receive your paper in 5 business days.

Contact Us

Mary Carter, Ph.D.

Coordinator, HSC Writing Center