Education at OU Health

As an academic medical center, OU Health works in partnership with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to fulfill an important component of its mission – educating future healthcare professionals for Oklahoma and beyond.

Partnering for the Health of All Oklahomans

No matter where you live in Oklahoma or across the region, you and your loved ones benefit in many ways from our collaborations, whether you become a student, pursue continuing professional education or choose OU Health doctors and services for your personal and family healthcare.

Education for Professional Growth

When you become a student or health professional at OU Health, you learn from and practice with the world’s best doctors, practitioners and researchers in classrooms, laboratories and clinical settings where their discoveries and expertise become the basis of your education and professional development.

Education for Expert Patient Care

As an OU Health patient, you benefit from the extensive knowledge and skills of academic faculty members who also practice medicine at OU Health every day. They achieve world-renowned advancements in education and research designed o improve your specific health condition, while providing direct patient care to you and your loved ones.

Healthcare Education at OU Health

At the University of Oklahoma – one of only a few universities in the United States to offer all seven professional health sciences colleges – students and faculty work together across disciplines in pursuit of innovative research and the best in patient care. Join the nearly 4,000 students who choose from more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs in these colleges:

As a health sciences student, you train with some of the nation’s leading healthcare experts in OU Health facilities such as OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health. You also gain access to innovative simulation labs with specialized equipment for hands-on experience.

OU Health Student Learners

Learning in a healthcare setting can take many forms, including Non-OUHSC student shadowing and practicums as well as OU Health-administered residencies and fellowships, all done at OU Health facilities alongside experts in healthcare.

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Develop Collaboration Skills for Team-Based Healthcare

While working toward your degree, you may engage in interdisciplinary educational and patient care opportunities that help develop your skills in today’s team-based approach for delivering top-quality healthcare. You’ll collaborate with peers from the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman to better understand what each health-related discipline brings to patient care.

Expand on Your Passion for Research

When pursuing your passion for research, you benefit from access to the most advanced technology available and extensive interactions with clinicians who provide direct care and treatment for the diseases they investigate. Research opportunities range from basic, clinical and translational science to community-engaged and dissemination research, as well as implementation research.

Medical Residency & Fellowship Programs

In support of the OU Health mission to educate Oklahoma’s future doctors, hundreds of new physicians participate each year in more than 75 nationally competitive graduate medical education (GME) opportunities through the OU College of Medicine in Oklahoma City and the OU-TU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. Review the residency and fellowship opportunities at OU Health to find the one that best fits your interests and needs:

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Continuing Medical Education

At OU Health, our physicians dedicate themselves to providing continuous top-quality patient care through their own lifelong learning and continuing education. As an OU Health physician or student, you may regularly participate in national academic conferences and local continuing medical education (CME) events.

Explore upcoming CME events at OU Health, hosted by the OU College of Medicine.

Learn more about comprehensive medical education or stay up to date with CME options for healthcare professionals through a wide range of programs offered by OU Health and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.