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Program Director Welcome

Welcome to the Oklahoma State University family, home of the OSU Medical Center and OMECO Teaching Health Center pediatric residency programs! We hope you find our website full of specific information about our residents, faculty, alumni and staff. All of the information about our curriculum, salary, benefits and training facilities can be found throughout this website. My hope is that you not only find the information needed but that you are able to see what makes our training environment at OSU such a wonderful place as you accomplish your goals and dreams of becoming a pediatric physician!


Our sponsorship by Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and the Osteopathic Medical Education Consortium of Oklahoma, combined with our status as one of the largest training hospitals in the United States, means that our residents get the “best of both worlds.”  Our diverse and talented faculty wear many hats: they teach at state and national meetings, are recognized leaders in the community and are passionate advocates for whole-person-based primary care.  All of our residents learn the full-spectrum of pediatric medicine, including neonatal care, community medicine, and tremendous experience in outpatient and inpatient pediatric medicine, with an emphasis on osteopathic philosophy and practices. At the same time, our Oklahoma State University connection gives our residents access to significant academic resources and medical student teaching opportunities right here in Tulsa, a haven of Southern comfort and cosmopolitan style in the expansive Oklahoma plains.


We recognize that there are a multitude of excellent pediatric medicine training options in the country.  Why choose us?  One simple answer – the people. We are passionate about what we do and whom we serve.  When we ask residents, faculty, and staff what they most like about our residency program, the answer is universally “the people” and the sense of belonging to a learning community that feels like a family.  We want to continue to attract people who share our dedication to serving those who need it the most.  If you are committed to caring for the underserved and seek training in an academically rigorous yet “hands-on” learning environment, please be sure to contact us.  We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm with you. 



Shawna Duncan, D.O.
Pediatric Program Director
OSU Medical Center 


Laura Bode, D.O.
Pediatric Program Director
OMECO Teaching Health Center


Program Description

Oklahoma State University is home to both the OSU Medical Center and the OMECO Teaching Health Center pediatric residency programs.  Each program is Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited and designed to prepare residents to immediately enter careers in pediatric primary care, continue further training for those interested in pediatric fellowship. 
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Training and Education

The Pediatric Medicine residency program features a formal curriculum that emphasizes the development of osteopathic pediatric medicine competencies. Ambulatory care and comprehensive pediatric medical services are stressed.
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You’ll learn from a community of pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and scientists whose experience, guidance, and expertise as educators will help you join the next generation of pediatricians and leaders. 


Meet the heart of our program , the residents. We are extremely excited to have an enthusiastic, well-rounded group of individuals who are dedicated to creating a welcoming environment. Our residents not only take great pride in taking care of pediatric patients but also in taking care of each other.  

Application Information

Applicants are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Completed applications are reviewed periodically and candidates are notified when there is sufficient information to offer an interview. Interview dates are granted to qualified candidates. 
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Medical Student Clerkship

The Pediatrics Clerkship is a four-week block that Pediatrics I clerkship, a one-month rotation done in the third year with selected faculty as assigned by lottery, includes a structured didactic program, in addition to practical experience in a primary care pediatrics practice. 
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Contact Information

We encourage you to reach out to us if you have questions about either our OSU Medical Center or our OMECO Teaching Health Center pediatric residency programs. 
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Patient Care

OSU Pediatrics is committed to providing exceptional pediatric care. Our physicians provide well-child checkups, immunizations, prevention and treatment of common illnesses, and more. We look forward to treating your child and building relationships with you and your family. 
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