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Residency Training Sites and Rotations

The General Surgery Residency Program at OSU Center for Health Sciences is a comprehensive, five-year program designed to produce a well-rounded surgeon ready for active practice upon graduation or advancement to a specialty surgery fellowship. 


Our primary teaching hospital is the OSU Medical Center. Residents also rotate at various training sites during their residency including St. Francis Hospital, Hillcrest Medical Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America – Tulsa, Integris Baptist Hospital – Oklahoma City, St. John Hospital and Bailey Medical Center.


Resident responsibilities include active patient management (both medical and surgical), participation in surgical didactics, performance of research, and involvement in training of third and fourth year medical students and off-service interns.


Surgery residents gain valuable experience surgical fields such as advanced laparoscopy, colorectal, endocrine, breast, robotics, endoscopy, chronic wound care, bariatrics, plastics, thoracic, cardiovascular, vascular, transplant, pediatric, oncologic, hepatobiliary, burn, research, and trauma

Clinical Sites

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 surgi-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.


St. John Health System


2100 S Wheeling Ave 
Tulsa, OK 74104


St. John Medical Center is nationally recognized for it’s cardiovascular, orthopedic, palliative, and stroke care. St. John is a regional leader in neurosurgery, oncology, surgical services, bariatrics, radiology, fitness/wellness, urology and women's health.

St. John Medical Center is the only Magnet® designated facility in northeastern Oklahoma, recognized for nursing excellence by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. 


Hillcrest Medical Center 


1120 S Utica Ave 
Tulsa, OK 74104


Hillcrest Medical Center is a 620-bed hospital located in midtown Tulsa, and offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including maternity, cardiology, emergency, burn care, orthopedics and surgery.


Southwestern Regional Medical Center 


10109 E 79th St. 
Tulsa, OK 74133


At CTCA in Tulsa, our cancer experts deliver conventional and innovative treatments and technologies all under one roof, so you don’t have to drive around to multiple locations for treatment visits or doctor appointments. At the same time, we add evidence-informed supportive therapies to your personalized treatment plan, to help you manage cancer-related side effects and maintain the strength and stamina you need to continue treatment and get back to your life.


Each patient is assigned a multidisciplinary care team, led by a medical oncologist and coordinated by a care manager, who answers your questions, manages your treatment schedule and assists in the logistics involved in the cancer journey.


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.


Integris Health


4401 S Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73109


INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center has been a part of the southwest Oklahoma City community for over 50 years. South Community Hospital opened its doors in 1965 with three floors, 73 beds and the high-quality health care South Oklahoma City needed. Since then, the South Metro has grown, and so have we. In 1995, we became INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center and today we are home to 334 beds, the metro’s busiest emergency department, seven centers of excellence, and a comprehensive medical center offering a full range of services.


Rotation Schedule

OSU Medical Center Monthly Block Nights, Thoracic Cardiovascular, Emergency Department, Radioloy/Research, House Offficer/Internal Medicine, Rotations with Dr. Foster, Drs. Thomas/Roberts/Bradley, Drs. Diener/Robbins
Hillcrest Medical Center Burn, Robotics
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Southwest Regional) Surgical Oncology, Breast
Integris Hepatobiliary, Transplant
St. John Hospital Pediatrics
St. Francis Hospital Trauma, Critical Care
Oklahoma Surgical Hospital Bariatrics, General Surgery
Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital Rotation with Dr. Foster

Didactics & Conferences

Structured didactics are a cornerstone of the Oklahoma State University General Surgery program. Required readings, journal findings and research articles are a mainstay of the program.


Medical Student Clerkship

This clerkship is conducted under the supervision of the Chairperson of the Department of Surgery and the Associate Dean for Clinical Education. The Chairperson, or his/her designee, will assign the immediate supervisor(s) for each student or group of students. Student activities will be coordinated to combine didactic and practical instruction to optimize educational opportunities.


The goals for this clerkship are to: (1) introduce the osteopathic medical student to the field of surgery, (2) enable the osteopathic medical student to recognize common surgical disease processes and corresponding treatments, (3) incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to caring for a surgical patient, and (4) prepare the osteopathic student for a holistic approach to patient care, regardless of the specialty said student chooses to pursue.


The curriculum will emphasize the work-up, evaluation, and treatment and disposition of surgical patients. Students will obtain this knowledge through the completion of selected readings, online lectures, presentations, and exams. Students will incorporate this knowledge through their experiences in the clinic, hospital and operating room. Should there be questions regarding the conduct, objectives or content of the clerkship, please contact the Surgery Student Coordinator.


For more information, please visit the Office of Clinical Education.

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