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Welcome Class of 2023!

We are very excited to welcome you as the fifth class of the 4 year SCM Track in Tulsa! 

We have included information below to help you begin your path towards becoming a physician.  This page will be updated as new information becomes available.  Many of the tasks below will be updated during the summer months.


Class of 2023 Summer Institute & Orientation

Summer Institute Dates: August 11 -14

  • August 11 - 1:30pm to 7:30pm
  • August 12, 13 and 14 - 8:00am to 5:00pm (Possible social events in the evening)


  • OU Tulsa Schusterman Campus (4502 East 41st St, Tulsa, OK)
  • Tulsa Community Locations


Orientation Dates: August 15 and 16 

  • August 15 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • August 16 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Dress: Men - Dress shirt with tie, dress slacks, and dress shoes; Women - Blouse with dress slacks or skirt.


  • Thursday - OU Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center
  • Friday - OU Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center

White Coat Ceremony, Family Day and Anatomical Donor Lunch

Anatomical Donor Lunch

Students will host family and friends of the anatomical donors at a luncheon during Orientation to learn more about the lives of those who have given so much to the education of our first year medical students. Additional information will be coming soon with regards to date, time and location of the luncheon.


White Coat Ceremony and Family Day

The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023 will be held on Saturday, August 24th location and more information to come. The ceremony will begin at 3:00pm and families can begin entering at 2:30pm.

Family Day - Tentatively scheduled for 9:00am on Saturday, August 24th. More info to come. 


Academic Calendar

First Day of Classes

Monday, August 19, 2019, 8:00 A.M.
Classes begin.  If classes are subject to change, you will be notfied. 

Academic Calendar

2019 - 2020 Academic Calendar

This calendar provides an overview of the academic year encompassing the four medical school classes for both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa School of Community Medicine campuses.  It includes first and last day of classes and holiday breaks.


Immunizations and Health Insurance

These items must be completed by August 1, 2019

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Vaccine History Form for OUHSC Students
Complete this form in its entirety (front and back, but leave the “Student ID” line blank), attach verification of vaccines and return it to Student Health, OU-Tulsa Student Affairs, 4502 E. 41st Street, Room 1C76, Tulsa, OK 74135 or email to  

Class of 2023 - Vaccine Form 

The TB skin test is a two step test with the second TB skin test being conducted during Summer Institute on all new medical students. You will need to have the first step done prior to the August 1st deadline.

Health Insurance Coverage
All HSC students are required to have health insurance while attending the HSC Campus. You may either participate in the student sponsored health insurance policy or show proof of acceptable insurance coverage by a recognized health insurance. A student who is found to be uninsured will receive notification from HSC Student Affairs and their academic dean’s office.
Click Health Insurance and Regents Policy for more information. 

More information about Student Health can be found at the OU-Tulsa Student Health webpage.

Student ID

You will receive an email in late-July when you are enrolled and IDs are ready to be processed.  You will not be able to receive a student ID until this time.

Please stop by the Enrollment and Student Financial Services office to obtain your Student ID. This ID and number will be used during exam days.  The fee is $10 and they take cash or checks. The office is location in the main administration building across the hall from Founders Student Center in room 1C114.


Laptop Requirements

All students in the OU College of Medicine are required to own a laptop computer to access the extensive online resources available through the college's Hippocrates website as well as other computer-based resources including online quizzes and exams.

OU College of Medicine laptop requirements can be found here.

Free Microsoft Software
Students can now download Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows completely free.
Click here for more details.


Textbook list for 2019-2020

You can find a list of the necessary textbooks for the 2019-2020 academic school year FY 18 and FY 19.

The updated list for the Class of 2023 will be available in mid-June.

These textbooks can be purchased from the Ratcliffe's near the OUHSC campus in Oklahoma City.  They are more than happy to ship items to Tulsa if you choose to purchase from them over the phone.


Drug Screens

Please keep an eye on your OUHSC email account for information pertaining to your mandatory annual drug screens. Our director, Meredith Talley, will be sending this information out during the month of June.


BLS for Healthcare Providers

As incoming Medical Students you will need to have your BLS for Healthcare Professionals certification up to date.  You may take this course anywhere that offers the Healthcare Professional version. A couple of options are the Student Nursing Association here on campus and St. John's Medical Center who offer these courses at a discounted rate for SCM students. 

  • OU-Tulsa Student Nursing Association

$40 cash or check

Dates Available: June 8, June 15, June 29, July 13, July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10.  I encourage you to consider picking a couple of dates and signing up together so you get to know some classmates!

12 spots available for each class- first come first served

Sign up Here


  • St John Medical Center - Please contact Ron Johnson at St. Johns for pricing and registration information.  His phone number is 918-744-2878 if you prefer to call instead of email. We recommend taking the class in the second half of July or early August. This must be completed before August 15th.
Once you have completed certification, please bring a copy of your card to the SCM Student Services Office prior to the first day of classes. 


Financial Aid
Financial Aid assists with the financing of students’ medical school education.  The Financial Aid Office offers information on federal, state, and institutional programs, loan counseling, loan repayment, and program cost estimates.  Financial Aid is located in the David L. Boren Student Union, Third Floor and the contact information is, 405.271.2118, and fax 405.271.5446.

Doug Allen is our Tulsa campus representative and is in room 1C114 located here on the Tulsa Campus in the main administration building.  You can contact him by email or phone at 918.660.3387.


Email Account and OUHSC Username/Password

You will receive information from IT about setting up your OUHSC email account later in the Spring.

If you have not received your HSC Email address and/or have questions please contact the main OUHSC IT Service Desk at 405-271-2203. They will provide you with your account information and any additional steps if needed.

If you need additional assistance the OU Tulsa IT Help Desk may be reached at 918-660-3550 or you may stop by room 1C65 in the main administration building.


OU Tulsa Parking

OU Tulsa parking is considered open parking except for the first level and the ramp to the second level of the parking garage next to the Schusterman Center Clinic.  Parking forms and vehicle registration information can be found on the OU Tulsa Police site.  Additional information on parking policies may be found here.  You will need to have this completed prior to August 15th.