High School Internshps
A Unique Opportunity
Three high school summer internships are offered through the SMC Foundation. Originated by pioneer Stillwater physician, Dr. Orville Rippy, the program was funded by an endowment established in 1984. In 1996, the program grew to three awards. Dr. Robert Breedlove as well as Dr. Glen Henry, with his mother Glenna Franklin Cramer, created the Breedlove Externship and Franklin Fellowship respectively.
The internships allow students to spend six weeks observing and learning from many healthcare professionals. These positions are highly regarded, and the quality of students who apply for this program is outstanding. All three students rotate through several departments at Stillwater Medical Center, visit specialized care centers, and meet with ambassadors from both the OSU and OU medical schools.
Students are awarded a stipend, made possible by the donors, on successful completion of the internship.
Phone the SMC Foundation at (405) 742-5728 for additional information, or download the application packet.
Photo: The 2012 High School interns: Breedlove Extern Katie Nicholson, Rippy Fellow Brett Cheary and Franklin Fellow Liesl Prather are joined by Matt Hull, 2012 Foundation President, and Virginia Sasser, Scholarship Chair.