High School Internships

Fellows, Externs & Alumni Celebrate Medical Experiences

Thirty-two years of area high school students having the opportunity to be immersed in health and medical related experiences at Stillwater Medical Center and beyond was recently celebrated as we welcomed both donors and past recipients back to a reception.  We honored the 2016 students: Franklin Fellow - Brettney Grantz of Ripley, Rippy Fellow - Kaylea Bixler and Breedlove Extern - Sergio Mares both of Stillwater, for their participation in our unique six week program.

These students observed hands-on healthcare within our hospital, clinics and other Stillwater Medical departments. In addition, these students toured both Oklahoma medical schools as well as the Dean McGee Eye Institute, Oklahoma Blood Institute and Integris Burn Center in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in Tulsa.

Collectively they benefitted from several other profound clinical experiences observing surgeries, the birth of babies, physical therapy, family physician and various specialists shadowing and emergency room observation just to name a few. The students noted that holding a human brain during one of their field trips as an unexpected, humbling and exciting experience. A special thanks to the Breedlove, Franklin and Rippy families who helped initiate these creative, life-changing experiences for our local youth who have a passion in healthcare.

Phone the SMC Foundation at (405) 742-5728 for additional information, or contact by email.


Dr. Krystal Voight was the 1998 Rippy Fellow. In this video, she shares how that summer influenced her career path.