High School Fellowships

Krystal Voight, MD, shares how her participation in the summer fellowship program impacted her career path.

“Over the past couple of years, we’ve had inquiries from students who really just started looking at medicine during their senior year. We met with our donor families and determined it was time to expand the scope of the fellowships,” stated Jeffery Corbett, Senior Program Officer for the Foundation. “So now students are eligible from the summer before their junior year of high school to the summer before their freshman year of college."

During the program, fellows are able to observe surgeries, the birth of babies, physical therapy, and emergency treatment as well as shadowing physicians in the hospital and area clinics. The program includes field trips to both of Oklahoma’s medical schools, and specialized centers like Dean McGee Eye Institute, the Oklahoma Blood Institute, Integris’ Paul Silverstein Burn & Wound Care Unit, and the Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute. Students have also visited Behavioral Sciences at OUHSC and the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy.

This program was created by the late Dr. Orville Rippy. Upon his retirement in 1983, he asked friends and family to support the creation of the Rippy Fellowship. In the mid 90’s, Dr. Robert Breedlove started an endowment for the Breedlove Fellowship. At the same time, Dr. Glen Henry (who was the 1987 Rippy Fellow) and his mother, Glenna Franklin Cramer, started the Franklin Fellowship in memory of Bill Franklin. In 2019, retired nurse and hospital volunteer Sue McMillan created an endowment for the McMillan Fellowship. Alumni from the program includes 23 physicians and medical students. The program has also inspired physician assistants, psychologists, nurses, audiologists, dietitians, and more.

Fellowship Benefactors & History

Fellowship Alumni

RIPPY FELLOWS

2020 – Lenna Abouzahr
2019 – Paeton Watkins
2018 – Brooke Worley
2017 – Cameron Dickey
2016 – Kaylea Bilxer
2015 – Jay Ogle
2014 – Kamakshi Vaidyanathan
2013 - Rylee Pittman
2012 - Brett Cheary
2011 - Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan
2010 - Forrest Rogers
2009 - Jordan Morgan
2008 - Nitin Kamath
2007 - Natalia Soulages
2006 - Erin Williams
2005 - Rachel Donaldson
2004 - Michael Henneberry
2003 - Mariah Johnson
2002 - Cristine Klatt
2001 - Eric Thomas
2000 - Miriam El Rassi
1999 - Natalie Davis
1998 - Krystal Dickens
1997 - Erin Wright
1996 - Darriel Johnson
1995 - Chris Quible
1994 - Melissa Miller
1993 - Janelle Stern
1992 - Megan Devine
1991 - Annie Seapan
1990 - David Smith
1989 - Kevin Doeksen
1988 - Heather Lyle
1987 - Glen Henry
1986 - Jennifer McMurtry
1985 - Jeff Berry
1984 - Shelly Wright

FRANKLIN FELLOWS

2020 – Ella Rains
2019 – Maggie Walter
2018 – Carly Wilbourn
2017 – Beau Henneha
2016 – Brettney Grantz
2015 – Zach Lewis
2014 – Riley Smith
2013 – Amber Hood
2012 – Liesl Prather
2011 - Atticus Mullon
2010 - Rachel Angevine
2009 - Corbin Donavan
2008 - Neil Miller
2007 - Rachel Adamson
2006 - Shepard Cockrell
2005 - Thomas Hagan
2004 - Evan Schwenk
2003 - Jennifer Clarke
2002 - Niushen (Niu-Niu) Zhang
2001 - Crista MacAllister
2000 - Abby Helman
1999 - Steve Anderson
1998 - Nathan Ray
1997 - Erin Lawler

BREEDLOVE FELLOWS

2020 – Lindsay Millis
2019 – Sarah Teeman
2018 – Cindi Li
2017 – Manoj Jagadeesh
2016 – Sergio Mares
2015 – Vicky White
2014 – Kylin Wang
2014 – Senta Wang
2013 – Matt Arrington
2012 – Katy Nicholson
2011 - Kate Raun
2010 - Bryce Baird
2009 - Josh Carpenter
2008 - Andrew Zapata
2007 - Ella Walker
2006 - Loza Dejene
2005 - Anna Pruitt
2004 - Drew Dawson
2003 - Kayla Avers
2002 - Amy Criswell
2001 - Marci Wilkinson
2000 - Becky Brandon
1999 - Erin Darlington
1998 - Andrew Hong
1997 - Jennifer Jadlow

MCMILLAN FELLOWS

2020 - Paige Day