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Emergency Medicine Clerkship


We are the home Emergency Medicine rotation for OU students interested in EM from both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. OU Students are encouraged to rotate in our department regardless of intended specialty, as we believe Emergency Medicine is applicable to any medical or surgical field. Our elective four-week rotation gives our students a strong introduction to Emergency Medicine that will serve as a solid foundation for subsequent EM rotations for any EM-bound students. Our students learn in our busy, high-acuity Emergency Department with a broad range of patient presentations and are exposed to cutting-edge diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational approaches.

Students interested in applying to Emergency Medicine residency will receive a SLOE from this rotation. This is the only EM rotation at OU (Tulsa or OKC) that is able to provide that letter.

OU students have the option of a rotation in the 3rd or 4th year. Students rotating in their 3rd year must have completed the following prerequisite clerkships prior to the rotation: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Neurology. Rotation dates for OU students begin in May of the third year and are available throughout the fourth year. EM-bound students are encouraged to rotate sometime between May of the 3rd year and August of the 4th year to allow time for subsequent away rotations to complete their application packets.

OU students will find our rotation in their course catalogue listed under ‘Selectives’ (EM 9101). 

Please contact our clerkship director, Dr. Julie Dodson, with any additional questions.