High School Internships

Life-Changing Summer Internships

For thirty-five years, area high school students have had the opportunity to be immersed in health and medical-related experiences at Stillwater Medical. These internships are a unique six-week program where students observe hands-on healthcare within our hospital, clinics and other departments.

During the program, interns are able to observe surgeries, the birth of babies, physical therapy, and emergency treatment as well as shadowing physicians in the hospital and area clinic settings. The program also includes field trips including both of Oklahoma’s medical schools, Dean McGee Eye Institute, the Oklahoma Blood Institute, Integris Burn Center in Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in Tulsa. In 2017, The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy was added to the field trips. Students also met with two psychiatry residents at OU Medical.

A special thanks to the Breedlove, Franklin and Rippy families who helped initiate these creative, life-changing experiences.