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Information for High School Students

Club Scrubs

Club Scrubs is a hands on, exciting, interactive club for High School students interested in exploring health careers. 

Meets twice monthly 5:30-7:00pm CST on Tuesdays via Zoom. Meeting information will be sent via email to registered participants. 

2020 - 2021 dates (*dates are subject to change) 

2020: September 8, September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17 & December 1. 

2021: January 12, January 26, February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20 & May 4. 

For questions or more information email TULSASCM@ouhsc.edu or call 918-660-3500.

Pre-register HERE

New Virtual Form! Parents and/or guardians please fill out the Virtual Minor's on Campus Paperwork HERE  for your student to attend Club Scrubs. Important: Parents and/or guardians please make sure you are signing the form with an electronic signature or please print the form and sign. After the form is completely filled out, return via email to tulsascm@ouhsc.edu. Thank you and we appreciate your continued support of our program. 

MASH Camp

2021 Virtual MASH Camp

MASH Camp (Math and Science in Health Careers) is a week-long camp during the summer for students currently in 9th - 12th grades. Students participate in learning about health careers through a series of stimulating, hands-on learning activities in mathematics, science, and multidisciplinary studies. 

2021 MASH Camp Information

When: June 28th - June 30th

Where: Zoom Meeting 

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

Applications are CLOSED! Please apply next year in March 2022!

For more information or questions email TULSASCM@ouhsc.edu or call 918-660-3500. 

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Information for High School Students Interested in Medicine

As a high school student, choosing a career is often a challenge. If you are considering a career in healthcare, specifically that of a physician or physician assistant, you may find the following information helpful.

Printable Sheet for High School Students interested in Medical School

Printable Sheet for High School Students interested in Physician Assistant School

OU-Tulsa Explore Health Care: High School Career Day

This event takes place once a semester on the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Campus, usually in November. Open to high school juniors and seniors who are considering a career in a healthcare profession, participants interact with current students, providing the opportunity to learn about different healthcare career options. OU colleges of Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health and Pharmacy participate. Dates and times to be announced.

Types of Healthcare Careers

There are many different types of careers in the healthcare industry.  Below is a list of just a few of the possible careers that are available to those looking to join the ever growing healthcare industry.

Tips for High School Students Interested in the Healthcare Industry

In terms of general tips for those looking for pursue a career in the healthcare industry, we have compiled this list to give you the major things to focus on during high school.

1.     Understand that training in the healthcare industry is not a quick and easy process and can be very challenging and lengthy for certain professions

2.     Realize that your studies RIGHT NOW are important - plan your courses to focus on science and math

3.     Take every opportunity to improve your test taking skills

4.     Meet with your guidance counselor and talk to those currently working in healthcare

5.     Shadow or volunteer - many hospitals and clinics will require you to be 18 but check with family physicians or family friends in the healthcare field about possible shadowing opportunities. Don't be discouraged if you can't find shadowing opportunities while in high school as you will find many more opportunities once you are an undergraduate student.

6.     Stay up to date on the medical field

Classes to take in high school

While Healthcare jobs vary drastically, many of them will require a strong knowledge base in both science and math.  When considering what courses to take during high school you should take as many science and math courses as you can.

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus
  • Statistics

Undergraduate Information 

Students interested in the healthcare field should start by planning for their undergraduate education.  Most health professions programs require students to obtain specific prerequisite courses before applying.   Those courses can be obtained as part of bachelor's degree program at the University of Oklahoma.  Contact your rep today to learn more or set up a tour. 

Links to Helpful Websites

The Association of American Medical Colleges is a fantastic resource for Pre-Medicine and current Medical Students.  Their Aspiring Physicians section is very helpful for those planning to become a physician or physician assistant.

Another great resource is the American Medical Association. Their website offers information on preparing for, applying to and paying for medical school. The FAQ section is also a very helpful resource.