Elective Affiliations with non-VSAS Institutions

Affiliation agreements are those contracts between the Oakland University and external entities which involve academic/clinical experiences for OUWB students at off-campus locations, including those outside the United States. Examples include:

  • Clinical electives
  • Research electives

In general, if an OUWB student will fulfill any part of the degree program at other LCME or ACGME accredited institutions or teaching hospitals, an affiliation agreement is required prior to the experience.

Within the School of Medicine, the Finance Manager is responsible for assisting the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Clinical Education with the processing of these agreements and with ensuring proper affiliation agreement procedures and guidelines are followed. 

It is imperative that all agreements adhere closely to university policy to ensure the safety of our students. Agreements are also essential to protect the university from liability while students fulfill their academic program requirements at non-OUWB locations. The Finance Manager confirms that each agreement meets all standards for the relevant program, provides alternate language when necessary, obtains approval from university counsel regarding any revisions, ensures adherence to Oakland University's Contract Review process, and finalizes the agreement for appropriate signatures.   

Current affiliations with non-VSAS institutions and their expiration dates are listed below.

McMaster UniversityIndefiniteHamilton, Canada
Christiana Care06/30/2021Newark, Delaware
Christus Santa Rose Health SystemIndefiniteSan Antonio, Texas
Duke UniversityIndefiniteDurham, North Carolina
Easter SealsIndefiniteAuburn Hills, Michigan
Eye Surgery Center of MichiganIndefiniteTroy, Michigan
Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care SystemIndefiniteBiloxi, Mississippi
Harvard UniversityIndefiniteBoston, Massachusetts
Henry Ford Hospital, DetroitIndefiniteDetroit, Michigan
KadimaIndefiniteSouthfield, Michigan
Lakeland HealthIndefiniteSaint Joseph, Michigan
Mayo Clinic06/07/2023

Rochester, MN (main)

Jacksonville, FL

Scottsdale, AZ

Medical College of WisconsinIndefiniteMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center/Mercy St. Vincent Medical CenterIndefiniteToledo, Ohio
New York UniversityIndefiniteNew York City, New York
NIH Clinical Center11/21/2018Bethesda, Maryland
Phoenix Children's HospitalIndefinitePhoenix, Arizona
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health ServicesIndefiniteGrand Rapids, Michigan
Saint Thomas HealthIndefiniteNashville, Tennessee
Sacred Heart Health System, Inc.IndefinitePensacola, Florida
Stanford UniversityIndefiniteStanford, California
St. Joseph Heritage HealthcareJuly 25, 2020Anaheim, California
Thomas Jefferson UniversityIndefinitePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Trinity Health-Michigan/Saint Joseph Mercy Health System09/01/2019Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Buffalo, The State University of New YorkIndefiniteBuffalo, New York
University of California San Francisco09/30/2020San Francisco, California
University of Colorado DenverIndefiniteAurora, Colorado
University of FloridaIndefiniteGainesville, Florida
University of IowaIndefiniteIowa City, Iowa
University of KentuckyIndefiniteLexington, Kentucky
University of North DakotaIndefiniteGrand Forks, North Dakota
University of PennsylvaniaIndefinitePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
University of PittsburghIndefinitePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
University of Southern California04/20/2021Los Angeles, California
University of Wisconsin06/29/2021Madison, Wisconsin
Ventura County Health Care AgencyIndefiniteVentura, California