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Oklahoma State University

Office of Rural Medical Education

rural medical education


Rural primary care physicians in Oklahoma are in high demand and the shortage is expected to increase. The Center for Rural Health plays a large role in selecting, training and placing students in rural areas of Oklahoma. 

From the 3+1 Program to the Rural Medical Track, the Center for Rural Health works with medical students across the state to increase awareness, dispel rural myths, provide rural experiences, train rural physicians and create leaders for Oklahoma’s communities in need.

Rural Education Opportunities for Medical Students

rme summer

Summer Rural Externship Elective 

This two-week rotation is designed to reinforce a student’s interest in a rural practice and to prepare the student for their rural clerkships.  
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rme education

Rural Medical Track Program 

This program prepares students for rural primary care residency and practice. Special courses include: Community Clinic (Year 3), Selectives I, II & III (Years 3-4), Sub-Internships I & II (Year 4). 
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rme summer

Rural Focus Course (Year 2)

Rural Focus Course is required course for second year medical students.  
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rural clinical clerkships

Rural Clinical Clerkships (Years 3-4)

Rural Clinical Clerkships are required 4-week clerkships designed to provide medical students experience in all areas of rural health care settings.
Rural Clinic ›  Emergency Medicine ›  Community Hospital I & II ›  

Contact Us

Office of Rural Medical Education
1716 S. Phoenix Ave
Tulsa, OK 74107