Internal Medicine Program




The Tahlequah Medical Group Internal Medicine Residency Program, in close affiliation with Northeastern Health System, is a three-year AOA accredited postgraduate program and is a part of the OMECO OPTI. The Program received continuing 5 year AOA accreditation in December 2014 and will seek Osteopathic Recognition in the Single Accreditation System.

Our objective is to provide progressive learning experiences that develop the attitude, skills, and knowledge of an osteopathic physician to efficiently provide quality patient care. Residents will be trained to provide quality patient care in the context of rural, family, and community health care in both the hospital and ambulatory care settings.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program offers Primary Care Track emphasis as outlined by the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Residents are exposed to in-patient care through the in-house teaching service at Northeastern Health System. They also receive patient care training at the Tahlequah Medical Group physician offices, where they learn ambulatory care through interaction with a continuity panel of patients.




Our goal in this program is to provide hospital, clinical, and educational training through a balance of inpatient, ambulatory care, and didactic experience to enable each Resident to acquire the medical knowledge and skills, professionalism, values, and attitudes to become an independent and excellent internist.

This program, located in what is considered to be a rural area, offers our Residents myriad opportunities and experiences covering a broad spectrum of medical issues that are often unique to our setting.  The Hospitalist Resident Teaching service is busy throughout the year, creating Residents fully prepared for independent practice at graduation from our program.

Additionally, our program is considered “didactic-dedicated,” providing Residents with an excellent knowledge base that allows for greater Board pass rate and the ability to be competitive in areas of research and further fellowship training.




PGY-1:  The intern year is developed to ensure an appropriate transition from Medical Student to Resident while satisfying core requirements of the program and the state licensing board.  Each rotation in this year is required.  A typical rotation schedule in this year, not in any specific order, includes:

Medicine Coronary Care Unit (3 months); Medicine Intensive Care Unit (2 months); Medicine Night Float/General Medicine (2 months); Emergency Medicine (1 month); Cardiology (1 month); Pediatrics (1 month); OB/Gyn (1 month); Surgery (1 month).

PGY-2: The second year is designed to provide experience in supervision of medical students and interns within increased levels of clinical experience. The rotation schedule in this year includes:

Medicine Coronary Care Unit (2 months); Medicine Intensive Care Unit (1 months); Medicine Night Float/General Medicine (2 months); Pulmonology (1 month); Geriatric Medicine (1 month); Infectious Disease (1 month); Hem/Onc (1 month); Nephrology (1 month); GI (1 month); Elective or Research (1 month).

PGY-3: The third year of our program is designed to provide the skills necessary, both clinically and academically, and at a level of mastery, to become a Board-certified internist/hospitalist.  The rotation schedule in this year includes:

Medicine Coronary Care Unit (1 months); Medicine Night Float/General Medicine (1 months); Rheumatology (1 month); Neurology (1 month); Clinical Elective (1 month); Urban Medicine Intensive Care Unit (1 month); Selectives/Electives (6 months).




An applicant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen/foreign national with permanent resident visa.
  • Have graduated from an AOA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Be or become a member of the AOA and ACOI. Membership must be maintained throughout the residency training.
  • Become licensed to practice in the state of Oklahoma, when eligible.



  • Must submit application through ERAS
  • An Official Transcript from an accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Must have passed COMLEX I, II CE and II PE
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Dean’s Letter of Recommendation with Current GPA and Class Ranking
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae


Service Aggregate Time
General Internal Medicine A minimum of 16 months but not more than 24 months
ICU/CCU, Cardiology, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology A minimum of 1 month of each
Selectives (Chosen by Program Director; 1 must be Pediatrics in order to meet requirements for state licensing.) 7 months


  • Core and Elective Rotations
  • Ambulatory Care Clinic
  • Hospital Teaching Service and House Officer
  • Weekly Didactic Program/Academics
  • Specialty Lectures and Scholarly Activities
  • Morning Report
  • Resident Lectures
  • Medical Staff Meetings
  • Yearly ACOI In-Service Resident Exam
  • ACOI Research Seminar (during PGY-2 or PGY-3)


  • Salary
    • PGY-1: $48,000.00
    • PGY-2: $49,000.00
    • PGY-3: $50,000.00
  • Leave, PTO, CME
    • 15 days PTO
    • 5 days CME
  • Sleep Quarters for House Officer duties, and Fatigue Management
  • Insurance
    • Health
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life
  • 125c Flexible Benefit Plan
  • 403b Retirement
  • Meals (while on service)
  • Access to Physician Lounge
  • Resident Clinical Office
  • Professional Dues/Fees
    • AOA Membership
    • Oklahoma Medical License
    • OBNDD
    • DEA
    • Comlex Step 3 Exam
  • Education Allowance
    • PGY-1: $1,800.00
    • PGY-2: $1,000.00
    • PGY-3: $2,000.00
  • Lab Coats (Monogrammed)
  • Free Library access online via BrowZine at Oklahoma State University College of Medicine
  • Free social events, such as Holiday banquets, graduation, resident fairs, and other various activities
  • Free Resident e-mail addresses / internet capabilities / use of Laptop Computer specifically assigned during training
  • Free parking
  • Free lockers and mailboxes

Please contact the appropriate person below with questions about our residency programs.



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