Skip to main content

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. A substantial portion of the resident's time is spent at the OSU Houston Center learning ambulatory care by interacting with patients, their families, faculty and clinic staff.


Each resident is afforded the opportunity to extend his or her knowledge and skills to all areas of primary care through electives. The residency program offers a well-rounded, quality training program in pediatric medicine and is designed to prepare each resident for a successful career in pediatric practice or continue with further training in a pediatric fellowship.

Clinical Sites

St. Francis Hospital


6161 S. Yale Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136 


Saint Francis Hospital was founded by Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren, Sr. in 1955 and opened its doors in 1960. The hospital originally consisted of a six-story building with 275 acute-care beds and 40 newborn beds.


Saint Francis Hospital, a 1,112-bed tertiary center, includes the region's only children's hospital and level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a 168-bed heart hospital and Tulsa's leading trauma and emergency center.


OSU Medical Center


744 West 9th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127-9020


The country's largest single site osteopathic hospital, OSU Medical Center, is located just blocks from the OSU Center for Health Sciences. What began as Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital by a group of pioneering osteopathic physicians in 1944 has grown to become one of the nation's largest osteopathic health care centers. OSU Medical Center is a flagship hospital in eastern Oklahoma. Licensed for 426 beds, with premier emergency and outpatient programs, it is poised for great outreach and growth in the 21st century. OSU Medical Center is committed to quality patient care. Because the medical center sees a wide variety of high acuity cases, the postgraduate training programs are seen as a critical priority by the medical center staff and administration.


Annually, OSU Medical Center:

  • Admits over 13,000 patients
  • Experiences over 30,000 emergency room visits
  • Experiences over 25,000 outpatient visits
  • Performs nearly 4,000 surgical-center
  • Performs nearly 3,500 inpatient procedures

Staff physicians have trained at some of the nation's most prestigious medical institutions and have a high regard for their personal role in postgraduate education. Internships and residency positions in many different disciplines are available. OSU Medical Center is significantly involved in clinical training for medical students, nurses, therapists and technicians from several area schools and colleges.


OSU Houston Center

717 S Houston Ave., Suite 400
Tulsa, OK 74127


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.


Child Neurology of Tulsa


6465 S Yale Ave. #320

Tulsa, OK. 74136


The pediatric neurology rotation is completed at Child Neurology of Tulsa, a privately owned practice. Residents care for a variety of patients ranging from patients with seizure disorder, migraine, cerebral palsy, tuberous sclerosis and many other neurological conditions. The residents have the opportunity to see approximately 20 patients a day with the neurologist and also is responsible for doing inpatient neurology consults. Residents may also observe and participate with Botox injections in the hospital setting. Residents also have the opportunity to learn basic EEG reading skills. Residents gain knowledge about managing anti-seizure medications regimens, appropriate imaging in neurologic conditions and when to refer to neurology as a general pediatrician. The neurologist is supportive of resident education, serving on committees and participating in didactic lectures and education.


Pediatric Cardiology of Oklahoma


6151 S Yale Ave.

Tulsa, OK. 74136


The pediatric cardiology rotation is a one month subspecialty, block experience intended to familiarize pediatric residents with various congenital and acquired heart diseases of childhood.

The pediatric cardiology rotation is supervised by board certified pediatric cardiologists who are adjunct faculty members of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences Department of Pediatrics. Residents may choose to complete a pediatric cardiology rotation in any of their three years of residency. The pediatric cardiology rotation is offered by Pediatric Cardiology of Oklahoma and takes place in both the community and children’s hospital settings. Residents learn to evaluate children with common and complex cardiac concerns; identify medical and surgical therapies used in the treatment of a wide range of cardiac pathology; and acquire the knowledge and skills to provide optimal care for children with a variety of cardiac conditions in their medical homes.


Warren Clinics


Warren Clinic is a multispeciality group that employees pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology /oncology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric neurology, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric neurosurgery, and allergy/immunology. Resident complete their core pediatric subspeciality and select pediatric subspeciality electives at this site. They see patients in the outpatient setting as well as round on inpatient and do consults while on these services.




4710 E 51st St.

Tulsa, OK. 74135


Residents have the opportunity to complete their acute illness experience in a urgent care facility. Resident have the opportunity to have first contact, an average 30-40 patients per day during the summer and spring and up to 60-80 patients during Fall and Winter months. A variety of cases are seen at PediStat ranging from acute otitis media, upper respiratory infections, strep throat, otitis externa, constipation, fractures, lacerations, nursemaid's elbow, conjunctivitis, allergic reactions, abdominal pain and many other acute illnesses. It is a great opportunity to obtain knowledge on acute pediatric illnesses away from the hospital setting. The staff and physicians are supportive of resident education and in addition to being preceptors in the urgent care also participate in resident education by providing lectures in the didactic setting.


OU Child Study Center


1100 NE 13th St.

Oklahoma City, OK. 73117


The OU Child Study Center serves as a site for the developmental-behavioral pediatrics rotation in the first year of residency. Residents work directly with Dr. Ami Bax and Dr. Demvihin Ihyembe, board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians, as well as a multi-disciplinary team including psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and child development specialists. The Child Study Center provides evaluation, treatment and services for children with special needs who have a wide range of developmental disabilities and behavioral problems. Residents will participate in multi-disciplinary team evaluations of children suspected of having autism, developmental disabilities, and children with prenatal drug/alcohol exposure. Residents will also participate in evaluation and management of patients with ADHD.


OU Schusterman Center Clinic


4444 E. 41st St.

Tulsa, OK. 74135


The Adolescent Medicine rotation takes place at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa. Residents are supervised by 2 full time physicians, Dr. Paul Benson, MD, who is board certified in adolescent medicine and Dr. Susan Studebaker, a board certified pediatrician. Each resident on service provides care to approximately 8 adolescents and young adults per day. Clinical experiences encompass adolescent acute and chronic care visits, adolescent health supervision visits, sports physicals, behavioral and mental health care, chronic disease management, contraception, sexually transmitted disease treatment/prevention, and transition to adult care. In addition to the ambulatory clinic, residents spend time at community sites where they expand their knowledge of community resources, public health and prevention efforts, and gain insight into the care of high risk adolescents including those impacted by pregnancy, homelessness, abuse/neglect, and substance abuse.


Rotation Schedule

Year One  
Inpatient Pediatrics 3 months
Inpatient Pediatric Night 1 month
Ambulatory Pediatric Clinic / Newborn Nursery 1 month
Ambulatory Pediatric Clinic 2 months
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 month
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 1 month
Developmental Pediatrics/Advocacy 1 month
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 1 month
Individualized Curriculum/Elective 1 month
Year Two  
Inpatient Pediatrics 2 months
Inpatient Pediatric Night 1 month
Ambulatory Pediatric Clinic / Newborn Nursery 1 month
Ambulatory Pediatric Clinic 1 month
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1 month
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 1 month
Core Subspecialty Electives 3 months
Subspecialty Elective 1 month
Individualized Curriculum/Elective 1 month1
Year Three  
Inpatient Pediatrics 1 month
Pediatric Emergency Medicine or Urgent Care 1 month
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 1 month
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit 1 month
Developmental Pediatrics/Advocacy 1 month
Adolescent Medicine 1 month
Core Subspecialty Elective 1 month
Subspecialty Elective 2 months
Individual Curriculum/Electives 3 months

Key Subspecialty Electives (ACGME Pediatric Requirements – IV.A.6.b).(3).(c))


(Must Complete 4 From This List): Child Abuse, Medical Genetics, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Nephrology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Rheumatology.


Single Subspecialty Elective (ACGME Pediatric Requirements – IV.A.6.b).(3).(d))


(Must Complete 3 From This List or List Above): Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Surgery, Sleep Medicine or Sports Medicine.


Didactics & Conferences

OSU Medical Center and OMECO Teaching Health Center pediatric residency programs faculty support resident autonomy and self-efficacy through dynamic curricula that is responsive to individual professional goals and different learning styles. Active and experiential learning opportunities abound, reinforced by structured didactic and self-directed scholarly activities to support the lifelong learner.



 Salary Effective January 1, 2020
Title Salary
PGY 1 $53,888
PGY 2 $55,722
PGY 3 $57,705



  • Medical, dental, vision, life and professional liability insurances
  • Educational stipend
  • Hospital coats and cleaning services
  • Residents/Fellows will pay a portion of their monthly health insurance premium plan selected by the medical center.



  • Residents have a maximum of twenty (20) business days (Monday through Friday) of vacation, professional, sick or other paid leave
  • One week will include 5 days at Thanksgiving or Christmas



Back To Top