Prospective Student Opportunities

All summer programs at the OU Health Sciences Center will be held virtually for the Summer of 2021 with the exception of the Graduate College's Summer Research Programs.

Page last updated on 3/24/2021

High School Opportunities

College of Allied Health

Open House

The College of Allied Health hosts an open house every fall to welcome prospective students to our campuses to meet the faculty and learn more about the various programs. The College of Allied Health offers degree programs in several diverse health fields including physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, radiation therapy, radiography, audiology, nuclear medicine, speech-language pathology, and sonography.

The 2021 College of Allied Health Open House will take place on November 11, 2021. Click the link below for more information.

Learn more about the College of Allied Health Open House
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Aspiring Health Professions Summer Academy (AHPSA)

The Aspiring Health Professions Summer Academy is a week long summer program hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The Office introduces the 9th-12th grade students to hands on experiences, lectures, and student, staff, and faculty interaction from all 7 colleges on OUHSC. The students experience what it would be like if they were to attend the University. The academy also exemplifies how all the professions and colleges work together to keep the patient alive and thriving. This idea of teamwork is also presented at the end of the week during a cadaver simulation for the students, performed by the staff and faculty. 

The Program is completely free. For more information email diversity-inclusion@ouhsc.edu or call 405-271-3044  

Learn more about AHPSA
College of Medicine - Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement

Club Scrubs OKC

Club Scrubs is a hands on, exciting, interactive club for High School students interested in exploring health careers. 

Meets twice on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00p.m. on Zoom.

Learn more about Club Scrubs in OKC
OU Tulsa - School of Community Medicine

Club Scrubs

Club Scrubs is a hands on, exciting, interactive club for High School students interested in exploring health careers that meets twice monthly 5:30-7:00pm CST on Tuesdays via Zoom. Meeting information will be sent via email to registered participants. 

2021 dates (*dates are subject to change) 

January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20 & May 4. 


For questions or more information email TULSASCM@ouhsc.edu or call 918-660-3500.

Pre-register HERE

New Virtual Form! Parents and/or guardians please fill out the Virtual Minor's on Campus Paperwork HERE for your student to attend Club Scrubs. Important: Parents and/or guardians please make sure you are signing the form with an electronic signature or please print the form and sign. After the form is completely filled out, return via email to tulsascm@ouhsc.edu. Thank you and we appreciate your continued support of our program. 

Learn more about Club Scrubs - Tulsa

 


College of Medicine - Office of Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement

Mini Medical School Experience (MMSE)

MMSE was launched in the summer of 2019 as a one-day experience for students grades 8-12, potentially interested in healthcare. During their one-day visit, students will participate in hands-on activities, tour different parts of the campus, and gain practical knowledge about the college admissions process, as well as what it takes to become a medical student.

For more information, please email Candice Teets, candice-teets@ouhsc.edu.

Learn more about the Mini Medical School Experience

College of Medicine

SPARK Summer Program

SPARK is a week-long summer program geared towards current high school sophomores and juniors that are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Students have the opportunity to experience medicine through hands-on activities and engaging discussions with faculty from various medical specialties.

Students participate in activities such as casting and suturing workshops, treating sports-related injuries and utilizing state-of-the-art equipment such as laproscopic surgery simulators. SPARK is a free program for high school students and is offered two separate weeks during the summer. The application process opens in February and students can apply online if they are interested in attending the program.

The deadline to apply in Friday, May 7, 2021.

Learn more about SPARK
OU Tulsa School of Community Medicine

MASH Camp

MASH Camp (Math and Science in Health Careers) is a week-long camp during the summer for students currently in 9th - 12th grades. Students participate in learning about health careers through a series of stimulating, hands-on learning activities in mathematics, science, and multidisciplinary studies. 

2021 MASH Camp Information

When: June 28th - June 30th

Where: Zoom Meeting 

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

Applications are now open and are below: 

OU-TU SCM MASH Camp 2021 Application - all students are welcome to apply at this link who are not Muscogee (Creek). 

Muscogee (Creek) Application - for Muscogee (Creek) students only. 

For more information or questions email TULSASCM@ouhsc.edu or call 918-660-3500. 

Learn more about MASH
College of Pharmacy

Future PharmeRx Preview Day

Future PharmeRx Preview Day is target towards middle school or high school student interested in learning more about the profession of pharmacy. Attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about the pharmacy profession and pharmacy school from our faculty, students, and staff with various interactive activities and tours.
Last year's OU College of Pharmacy Future PharmeRx Preview Day was held on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. This event is FREE. 

Please check back for more information on the Future PharmeRx Preview Day in the summer 2021!

Office of Student Affairs

Discovery Day

The goal of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s (OUHSC) Discover Day is to provide guidance toward a professional health career to employee’s dependents who have expressed an interest in the health sciences. 

By attending HSC Discovery Day, participants will be able to describe action steps needed to pursue a career in the health sciences, will be given the chance to explore educational opportunities at OUHSC, as well as identify best practices for resume building and interview skills.

Participation will get to hear presentations from our seven Academic Colleges as well as from the OU Norman Office of Admissions & Recruitment, along with build connections with members of the OUHSC community.

Please contact students@ouhsc.edu for questions.

Post-High School Opportunities

College of Allied Health

Virtual, Phone, & In-Person Consultations

Schedule an appointment with an advisor to have a personal conversation about your path to the College of Allied Health. 

Please note that if you are interested in any of the following programs, you will need to have a transcript available from each college you have attended so that we can review them prior to your appointment with us and give you an accurate evaluation. We cannot evaluate transfer work on a college’s transcript so you must have a transcript (unofficial or official) available from each college you have attended. If you do not have a transcript available from each college, please come back to this page to schedule an appointment once you have them. This pertains to the following programs:

• BS Communication Sciences & Disorders

• BS Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences – Nuclear Medicine

• BS Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences – Radiation Therapy

• BS Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences – Radiography

• BS Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences – Sonography

• MA Dietetics

• Master of Occupational Therapy

• Doctor of Physical Therapy

If you are interested in any of the above programs, please ensure that you schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor that is no earlier than 3 business days from the time of submission of this request. Please note that our business days are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Schedule a Consultation
College of Medicine

Virtual Consultations

The OUHSC College of Medicine is hosting virtual Q&A sessions to answer any questions regarding College of Medicine admissions, the interview process, prerequisites, etc.

Friday's between 11AM-2PM. Register for a time slot by emailing jasmine-small@ouhsc.edu

Office of Student Affairs

Summer Immersion Program

OUHSC Summer Immersion Program is a free, two-day summer program geared towards local university sophomores interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences. Students will have the opportunity to experience the Health Sciences Center through several activities and workshops. Activities include research lab experience, clinical simulation, community group projects, medical research writing, and more.

Program Dates
Cohort 1: Monday, June 28 & Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Cohort 2: Wednesday, July 7 & Thursday, July 8, 2021

Register here (www.tinyurl.com/ouhscsip21)
Applications close Friday, June 18 at 5 p.m.

Please contact students@ouhsc.edu for questions.

Stephenson Cancer Center

Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

The Stephenson Cancer Center established the Cancer Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) Program to enable outstanding undergraduate students to work alongside experienced cancer investigators to encourage their interests in and preparation for careers in cancer research and medicine.

The CURE Program offers students a chance to receive intensive hands-on training and experience in active research laboratories over an eight-week summer program. In addition, the scholars will also be a part of a journal club and many other exciting opportunities. 
At the conclusion of the program, students participate in a poster presentation to gain experience in organizing, interpreting, and discussing their research results.

The 2021 CURE applications are now closed.

Learn more about CURE
Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Native American Research Center for Health

Must be a member of any Oklahoma Tribe; preference will be given to Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, and Seminole tribal members.

Have completed 2 years of undergraduate study at an institution in the United States and be currently enrolled in good standing.

The 2021 NARCH applications are now closed.

Learn more about NARCH
National Institutes of Health Institutional Development Award

Oklahoma IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (OK-INBRE)

The OK-INBRE Network is comprised of two research intensive institutions, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The scientific themes are multi-disciplinary and span the areas of Cancer, Developmental Biology, and Infectious Diseases.

The 2021 OK-INBRE applications are now closed.

Learn more about OK-INBRE
Graduate College

Summer Undergraduate Research Programs

The Graduate College at the OU Health Sciences Center hosts four summer undergraduate research programs aimed at preparing and encouraging undergraduate students to pursue careers in biomedical research or health related sciences. Studies show that undergraduate research programs are beneficial to the success of applying to and completion of a graduate degree program. Our programs introduce outstanding undergraduate students to the rigorous academic preparation required to achieve these goals, through participation in intensive, hands-on research experiences in the laboratories of OUHSC biomedical faculty mentors. 

The 2021 SURP applications are now closed.

Learn more about SURP
Graduate College

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Students engage in basic laboratory research immersed in the intellectual environment of the laboratory, including lab meetings. Mentors, graduate students, post-docs and laboratory personnel work closely with students to share methods and techniques that will enable students to assume responsibility for their own research projects if practicable.

The 2021 SURE applications are now closed.

Learn more about SURE
College of Pharmacy

Pillars for Success Pharmacy Camp

The Pillars For Success Undergraduate Camp provides up to 10 pre-pharmacy students who have completed at least 24 semester hours, a 2-week intensive camp designed to provide the foundation for a successful pharmacy school application. Sessions will include PCAT prep, one-on-one application coaching, introduction to pharmacy school topics, interaction with faculty, alumni, and pharmacy students, teamwork, leadership development, interviewing skills, job shadowing, and more.

This camp is FREE and all necessary materials will be provided to applicants.

Please check back for updates on our Pillars for Success Pharmacy Camp 2021!

College of Dentistry

Pre-Dental Prep Day

DATs and applications and interviews, oh my! Getting into dental school can be a confusing time. Get the latest tips and tricks on how to better your application from OU College of Dentistry's admissions office and dental students.

Pre-Dental Prep Day was held on January 25, 2020. Please stay up-to-date with our website and look out for the announcement of the next Pre-Dental Prep Day.

Learn more about Pre-Dental Prep Day

College of Dentistry

Pre-Dental Simulation Course

The Pre-Dental Simulation Course is a bi-annual event, taking place in the Fall and Summer.

This course has been designed for pre-dental students to gain insight and a hands-on approach to learning about what the clinical portion of dental school entails. More importantly it is an opportunity to begin to develop the hand skills that are necessary to succeed. It is an opportunity to find out "if dentistry is for you."

This course will reveal the art and science behind dentistry. Students that complete this course will have a better idea of what it takes to be a dental student, gain confidence, and become a more competitive applicant.

Get real hands-on exposure to the dental profession at Oklahoma ASDA's Pre-Dental Simulation Course. We'll let you wax, take impressions, pour models, prep and restore cavities... You get the drill -- literally!

Please stay up-to-date with our website and look out for the next Pre-Dental Simulation Course date.

Learn more about the Pre-Dental Simulation Course

OU Medical Center Volunteers

The Medical Center Volunteers, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, provides support and non-clinical care to patients and families at OU Medical Center through compassion, quality care and teamwork. 

Volunteer opportunities are currently unavailable.

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