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OSU Residency Audition

OSU Medical Center is one the nation’s largest osteopathic teaching facility. It is home to 11 residency programs and nine fellowship programs.


Elective rotations are available to medical students meeting the minimum requirements in the following programs:


  • Anesthesiology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedic Surgecy
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry

Application Process

Students must complete the Visiting Student Application for Elective Rotation. If activation date is listed, no applications received before this date will be considered. All required documentation must be submitted before a student’s application can be considered complete.


We are no longer taking applications for the 2023- 2024 academic year


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Each individual department may require additional documentation to apply for a rotation, as well as minimum core competencies that must be met to be approved. Once the application is complete, it will be reviewed by the individual department and either approved or denied based on minimum requirements set by each program. The student will be contacted by email with the scheduled dates of his/her rotation, or with an explanation of why their application was denied. 


Applicants must have completed compliance training in the following areas:

  • Universal Precautions/BBP
  • TB skin test
  • Mask fitting

Applicants must provide a letter of good standing from their school with the following information:

  • Student’s name and classification
  • Declaration of good standing
  • Expected date of graduation
  • Declaration of each ACLS/BLS certification
  • Authorization to take requested elective
  • Student will be given credit for requested elective
  • Student requirement for personal health insurance
  • Student completion of HIPAA, BBP and mask fit training

Applicants also need to submit the following documentation with their applications:

  • Letter of good standing (as described above)
  • Current CV and photo
  • Immunization verification form
  • Background check report
  • Certificate of malpractice liability coverage
  • Proof of health insurance coverage
  • 10 panel drug screen report
  • HIPAA/BBP training certificates 


Elective Rotation Minimum Requirements

Anesthesiology -

  • Pass COMLEX Level 1 on first attempt
  • Pass COMLEX Level 2 on first attempt with a minimum score of 550
  • Class Rank top 50%
  • Letter of intent (350 word limit telling why you are interested in rotating with the OSU Anesthesiology Program and what personal strength makes you an excellent candidate four our residency program)


Diagnostic Radiology -

  • No minimum requirements or additional documentation


Emergency Medicine -

  • 4- week rotations only
  • Class Rank


Family Medicine -

  • No minimum requirements or additional documentation


General Surgery -

  • Pass COMLEX Level 1 on first attempt
  • Letter of intent: Why would you like to do an OSU General Surgery rotation?  Why would you choose Surgery as a career?  What are some of your strengths and weaknesses? (350 word limit)


Internal Medicine -

  • Pass COMLEX Level 1 on first attempt
  • GPA (recommended at or above 3.0)



  • Pass COMLEX Level 1 on first attempt
  • COVID Vaccination and Booster (if applicable)


Orthopedic Surgery -

  • 4 week rotations only
  • COMLEX Level 1 first time pass
  • GPA or Transcript
  • Letter of Intent: Why OSU? Why Orthopedic Surgery?  What makes you stand out from other applicants?


Otolaryngology -

  • COMLEX Level 1 first time pass
  • ENT applicants will rotate at OSUMC, Ascension St. John Medical Center, Hillcrest Medical Center, UPC, and Tulsa Spine.  If approved for an audition, there will be required applications and onboarding paperwork for each site.


Pediatrics -

  • No minimum requirements or additional documentation


Psychiatry -

  • Letter of intent: Why would you like to do an OSU Psychiatry rotation?  Why would you choose Psychiatry as a career?  What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?


Affiliation Agreement

In order for a student to rotate at OSU Medical Center, an affiliation agreement needs to be in place between the OSU Medical Center and the student’s University. To begin the agreement process, please have your school official contact Amy Jenkins, Clinical Site Contract Coordinator.

The cost of your rotation will depend on the terms agreed upon in the affiliation agreement between OSU Center for Health Sciences and your school.


Affiliated Schools -

A. T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

American University of Integrated Sciences

Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Campbell University

Des Moines University

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Liberty University

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Midwestern University

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)

Nova Southeastern University, Inc. on Behalf of its Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ohio University Heritage College of Medicine

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Touro University - California

Touro University - Nevada

Touro University - New York

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Western University of Health Sciences

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Questions? Contact Us

Melissa Goodell:

Amy Jenkins:


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